Can York Water Beat These Numbers?

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York Water (NAS: YORW) is expected to report Q2 earnings around Tuesday. 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 York Water's revenues will improve 4.6% and EPS will improve 5.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $10.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.20.


Revenue details
Last quarter, York Water recorded revenue of $9.7 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $9.6 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, EPS came in at $0.15. GAAP EPS of $0.15 for Q1 were 12% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.17 per share.

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 81.9%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 45.8%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 20.1%, 210 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $42.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.75.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 70 members rating the stock outperform and five members rating it underperform. Among 23 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 22 give York Water a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on York Water is outperform, with an average price target of $19.00.

The article Can York Water Beat These Numbers? originally appeared on Fool.com.

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