Hornbeck Offshore Services Outruns Estimates Again

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Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYS: HOS) reported earnings on Feb. 16. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Hornbeck Offshore Services beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

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

Margins increased across the board.

Revenue details
Hornbeck Offshore Services notched revenue of $122.7 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $114.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 26% higher than the prior-year quarter's $97.3 million.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.45. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.20 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.45 for Q4 were 350% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.10 per share.

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Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 52.4%, 950 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 29.2%, 1,570 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.6%, 890 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $120 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.30.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $534.1 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.84.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 391 members rating the stock outperform and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 127 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 124 give Hornbeck Offshore Services a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Hornbeck Offshore Services is outperform, with an average price target of $42.43.

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