Booz Allen Hamilton Holding (NYS: BAH) reported earnings on Oct. 31. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q2), Booz Allen Hamilton Holding met expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted slightly and GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Gross margins increased, operating margins expanded, net margins dropped.
Booz Allen Hamilton Holding logged revenue of $1.39 billion. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw sales of $1.40 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 2.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.43 billion.
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 $0.39. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.38 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.27 for Q2 were 49% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.53 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 23.9%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.4%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.3%, 200 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.41 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.37.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $5.73 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.60.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 65 members out of 70 rating the stock outperform, and five members rating it underperform. Among 12 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 11 give Booz Allen Hamilton Holding a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Booz Allen Hamilton Holding is hold, with an average price target of $18.40.
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