What to Expect from Booz Allen Hamilton
Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE: BAH) is expected to report Q1 earnings on Aug. 1. 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 Booz Allen Hamilton's revenue will increase 0.1% and EPS will expand 2.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.45 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.42.
Last quarter, Booz Allen Hamilton tallied revenue of $1.54 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.49 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 $0.44. GAAP EPS of $0.36 for Q4 were 200% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.12 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 24.6%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.3%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.3%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.86 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.69.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 50 members out of 54 rating the stock outperform, and four members rating it underperform. Among eight CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), six give Booz Allen Hamilton a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Booz Allen Hamilton is hold, with an average price target of $20.00.
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