OYO Geospace Increases Sales but Misses Revenue Estimate

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OYO Geospace (NAS: OYOG) reported earnings on Feb. 2. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q1), OYO Geospace missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue was unchanged and GAAP earnings per share improved.

Margins improved across the board.

Revenue details
OYO Geospace chalked up revenue of $43.3 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for a top line of $45.3 million. Sales were 0.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $43.1 million.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions.

EPS details
EPS came in at $1.35. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $1.24 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.35 for Q1 were 3.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.30 per share.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Figures may be non-GAAP to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 47.7%, 340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 29.1%, 180 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 20.1%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $49.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.46.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $193.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $5.86.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,228 members out of 1,253 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 479 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 474 give OYO Geospace a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on OYO Geospace is buy, with an average price target of $124.40.

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