Hornbeck Offshore Services (NYS: HOS) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 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 Hornbeck Offshore Services's revenues will grow 4.5% and EPS will compress -44.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $128.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.25.
Last quarter, Hornbeck Offshore Services reported revenue of $127.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $105.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.20. GAAP EPS were $0.20 for Q3 compared to -$0.03 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 47.5%, 680 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.3%, 740 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.8%, 650 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $508.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.06.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 383 members out of 395 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 103 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 100 give Hornbeck Offshore Services a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Hornbeck Offshore Services is outperform, with an average price target of $47.09.
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