Will These Numbers from Exterran Holdings Be Good Enough for You?

Exterran Holdings (NYS: EXH) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 23. 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 Exterran Holdings's revenues will grow 2.6% and EPS will compress -107.1%.

The average estimate for revenue is $721.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.01.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Exterran Holdings booked revenue of $718.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $689.8 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.02. GAAP EPS were $1.75 for Q3 against -$3.44 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 29.3%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.6%, 430 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.8%, 4,710 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.70 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.98.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 127 members out of 139 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 45 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 43 give Exterran Holdings 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 Exterran Holdings is outperform, with an average price target of $23.80.

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