Baker Hughes Company ( BKR Quick Quote BKR - Free Report) is set to report fourth-quarter 2022 results on Jan 23, before the opening bell.
In the last reported quarter, the oilfield service provider’s adjusted earnings of 26 cents per share beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny due to higher contributions from the Oilfield Services business unit.
In the trailing four quarters, Baker Hughes beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate once and missed the same thrice, the negative earnings surprise being 20.2%, on average. This is depicted in the graph below:
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for
fourth-quarter earnings per share of 41 cents has witnessed one upward movement and no downward revision in the past 30 days. The consensus estimate suggests an increase of 64% from the year-ago reported number.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the to-be-reported quarter’s revenues of $6.1 billion indicates a 9.8% improvement from the year-ago reported figure.
Factors to Consider
The West Texas Intermediate crude price was considerably higher in the fourth quarter of 2022. High oil prices were favorable for the exploration and production operations in the December-end quarter.
With higher exploration operations, the demand for oilfield services was promising since oilfield service firms help upstream companies efficiently set up oil wells. Thus, the higher oil price is likely to have aided Baker Hughes’ oilfield service business in the fourth quarter.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for operating income from the company’s Oilfield Services is pegged at $384 million, suggesting a massive increase from $256 million in the December-end quarter of last year.
However, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for operating income from the company’s Digital Solutions segment is pegged at $36.2 million, suggesting a decline from $51 million in the fourth quarter of 2021. This might have affected the company’s earnings in the to-be-reported quarter.
Our proven model does not indicate an earnings beat for Baker Hughes this time around. The combination of a positive
Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy), or 3 (Hold) increases the chances of an earnings beat. But that is not the case here. : Baker Hughes has an Earnings ESP of -2.17%. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Earnings ESP Filter. : Baker Hughes currently carries a Zacks Rank #3. Zacks Rank Stocks to Consider
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