Copano Energy Whiffs on Revenues
Copano Energy (NAS: CPNO) reported earnings yesterday. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Copano Energy whiffed on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly, and GAAP earnings per share improved.
Margins contracted across the board.
Copano Energy chalked up revenue of $355.6 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $410.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 36% higher than the prior-year quarter's $260.7 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at -$0.02. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.13 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were $0.02 for Q4 versus -$0.01 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 quarter, gross margin was 12.3%, 550 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2%, 560 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $474.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.16.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.64 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.90.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 337 members rating the stock outperform and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 117 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 114 give Copano Energy a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Copano Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $36.38.
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