Jacobs Engineering Group Increases Sales but Misses Estimates on Earnings

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Jacobs Engineering Group (NYS: JEC) reported earnings on April 29. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 29 (Q2), Jacobs Engineering Group missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.

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


Margins grew across the board.

Revenue details
Jacobs Engineering Group booked revenue of $2.84 billion. The 14 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $2.93 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.

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 $0.80. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.82 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.80 for Q2 were 23% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.65 per share.

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 16.4%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.8%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.7%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.97 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.85.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $11.70 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.34.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 967 members out of 989 rating the stock outperform, and 22 members rating it underperform. Among 209 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 202 give Jacobs Engineering Group a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Jacobs Engineering Group is outperform, with an average price target of $54.93.

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