Global Geophysical Services Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Buying Shares Now

Global Geophysical Services, Inc. (NYSE:GGS) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 29.91%.

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Global Geophysical Services, Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 73.68% to $0.05 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.19 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 13.22% to $83.4 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Global Geophysical Services, Inc. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.05 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $-0.09. It beat the average revenue estimate of $63.14 million.

Quoting Management: “We are making progress on the priorities that I outlined for our team,” commented Richard White, CEO. “Our growth in backlog corresponded with the plans to alter the revenue mix to a greater weighting of Proprietary Services. We have also geographically diversified our mix of backlog such that each of our three major operating regions represents a comparable share of the order book. As we look forward, we see data acquisition revenues from international operations representing the majority of the company’s revenue streams.”

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Revenue increased 50.84% from $55.29 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased to $0.05 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.26 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.11 to a loss $0.03. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $0.42 to a loss of $0.17 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)