TransCanada Increases Sales but Misses Estimates on Earnings
TransCanada (TSX: TRP) reported earnings on April 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), TransCanada beat expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share dropped. GAAP earnings per share grew significantly.
Gross margins grew, operating margins dropped, net margins grew.
TransCanada notched revenue of $2.31 billion. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for revenue of $2.09 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.91 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.51. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.53 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.51 for Q1 were 1.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.52 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.62 for Q1 were 24% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.50 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 54.8%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 33.7%, 190 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 20.5%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.16 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.51.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $9.35 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.22.
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Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on TransCanada is outperform, with an average price target of $50.42.
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