Golden Star Resources Increases Sales but Misses Revenue Estimate
Golden Star Resources (ASE: GSS) reported earnings on May 9. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Golden Star Resources missed estimates on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared with the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP earnings per share increased.
Gross margins expanded, operating margins shrank, net margins expanded.
Golden Star Resources logged revenue of $131.0 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw net sales of $140.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $116.5 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.00. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.02 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.04 for Q1 were 100% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.02 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 9.0%, 380 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.8%, 760 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.0%, 190 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $156.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.05.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $607.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.17.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 813 members out of 865 rating the stock outperform, and 52 members rating it underperform. Among 142 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 132 give Golden Star Resources a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Golden Star Resources is hold, with an average price target of $2.46.
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