Will Western Refining Beat These Analyst Estimates?
Western Refining (NYS: WNR) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 1. 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 Western Refining's revenues will decrease -9.5% and EPS will wither -36.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.24 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.21.
Last quarter, Western Refining chalked up revenue of $2.19 billion. GAAP reported sales were 6.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.34 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.94. GAAP EPS were $0.81 for Q1 compared to -$0.60 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 10.2%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.9%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.8%, 610 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $9.54 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.66.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,100 members out of 1,152 rating the stock outperform, and 52 members rating it underperform. Among 254 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 246 give Western Refining a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Western Refining is outperform, with an average price target of $40.80.
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