Rocket Lab USA Shares Gain 5% on Q1 Earnings Beat and Raise

Rocket Lab USA, Inc. (RKLB) shares were trading more than 5% higher after-hours following the company’s reported Q1 results, with EPS of ($0.06) coming in worse than the consensus estimate of ($0.04).

Revenue grew 124% year-over-year to $40.7 million, beating the consensus of $27.48 million, with Space Systems contributing 84% of total quarterly revenue, growing 1,873% year-over-year.

The company provided its Q2/22 outlook, expecting revenue in the range of $51-54 million, compared to the consensus of $41 million, with expected Launch Services revenue of approximately $19 million and expected Space Systems revenue of $32-$35 million.

The company also announced that the CAPSTONE spacecraft has arrived at the launch site Rocket Lab in New Zealand and begin the preparation for the launch to lunar orbit using the Electron launch vehicle and Lunar Photon spacecraft bus.

By Davit Kirakosyan