It's Showtime for Fluor

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Fluor (NYS: FLR) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 2. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Fluor's revenues will grow 9.6% and EPS will grow 5.5%.

The average estimate for revenue is $6.89 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.96.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Fluor reported revenue of $7.02 billion. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $6.25 billion.

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

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.58. GAAP EPS were -$0.03 for Q4 compared to $0.89 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was -0.2%, 520 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -0.8%, 480 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -0.1%, 250 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $29.07 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.18.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,245 members out of 1,276 rating the stock outperform, and 31 members rating it underperform. Among 255 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 246 give Fluor a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Fluor is outperform, with an average price target of $70.05.

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The article It's Showtime for Fluor originally appeared on Fool.com.

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