KBR Earnings Preview

Investors never know what to expect for KBR (NYS: KBR) , as it has wavered between topping and missing analysts estimates during the past fiscal year. The company will unveil its latest earnings on Wednesday, April 25. KBR is a global engineering, construction, and services company supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power, and industrial sectors.

What analysts say:

  • Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back KBR, with 10 of 14 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like KBR better than competitor Jacobs Engineering Group overall. While analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, they are a little more optimistic about it compared to three months ago.

  • Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $2.19 billion in revenue this quarter. That would represent a decline of 5.6% from the year-ago quarter.

  • Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.59 per share. Estimates range from $0.54 to $0.64.

What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock, with 96% granting it an "outperform" rating. Most of the community concurs with the All-Stars, with 94.7% awarding it a rating of "outperform." Even with a robust four out of five stars, KBR's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.

KBR's profit has risen year-over-year by an average of 57.2% over the past five quarters. Revenue has fallen for the past three quarters.

Now let's get some insight into how efficient management is at running the business. Margins are a representation of how efficiently a company captures portions of sales dollars. For four quarters in a row, the company has seen increases in net margins year-over-year. Net margins reflect what percentage of revenue becomes profit. Here is how KBR has been doing for the last four quarters:






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