Atlantic Power Goes Red
Atlantic Power (NYS: AT) reported earnings on Feb. 29. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Atlantic Power beat expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly and GAAP earnings per share dropped to a loss.
Margins shrank across the board.
Atlantic Power booked revenue of $125.6 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted sales of $114.3 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $46.1 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 -$0.26. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.35 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$0.29 for Q4 against $0.02 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 38.6%, 870 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -18.0%, 4,540 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -23.7%, 2,650 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.01.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $680.4 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.03.
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