The Gory Details of TETRA Technologies' Earnings Miss
TETRA Technologies (NYS: TTI) reported earnings on Feb. 28. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), TETRA Technologies beat slightly on revenue and whiffed on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted and GAAP loss per share contracted.
Gross margin contracted, operating margin improved, and net margin increased.
TETRA Technologies notched revenue of $186.2 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $183.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $213.2 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.06. The nine earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.07 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$0.33 for Q4 against -$0.83 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was -3.9%, 1,870 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -19.5%, 2,700 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -13.5%, 1,600 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $186.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $882.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.78.
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Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on TETRA Technologies is outperform, with an average price target of $13.39.
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