For its latest third-quarter results, the company said revenue increased 51% from a year earlier, while the backlog grew 8%. For Capstone's upcoming fourth quarter, analysts polled by Bloomberg forecast an increase of 57% in revenue to $25.7 million. Meanwhile, the net loss is seen narrowing to $6.25 million, or 3 cents per share, from $12.9 million, or 5 cents a share. Gross margins are expected to swing to a positive 7.9% from a negative 14.7%.
Capstone recently secured an order for 22 C65 microturbines for providing prime power to central processing facilities and metering stations at remote well sites in the Eagle Ford shale in south Texas. The company's local distributor, Pumps & Services, received orders for more than 20 MW over the past 10 months from three major oil and gas companies exploring large shale reserves or plays in the U.S. Thus Capstone microturbines market penetration of is growing indeed.Of the five analysts covering the stock, 80% recommend it as a buy. Analysts polled by Bloomberg forecast a 12-month price target of $2.8, or 47% higher than the stock's current price.