Can Transocean Beat These Numbers?
Transocean (NYS: RIG) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Aug. 6. 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 Transocean's revenues will increase 16.2% and EPS will improve 1114.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.61 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.85.
Last quarter, Transocean reported revenue of $2.58 billion. GAAP reported sales were 10% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.33 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.72. GAAP EPS were -$0.86 for Q2 compared to $0.48 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 preceding quarter, gross margin was 8.5%, 2,760 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -8.0%, 2,590 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -11.8%, 1,840 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $10.02 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.89.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Transocean is outperform, with an average price target of $65.17.
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