NextEra Energy (NYS: NEE) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Thursday. 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 NextEra Energy's revenues will shrink -1.1% and EPS will wane -1.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.92 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.16.
Last quarter, NextEra Energy logged revenue of $3.37 billion. GAAP reported sales were 7.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.13 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 $1.02. GAAP EPS of $1.11 for Q1 were 73% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.64 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 41.9%, 880 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 25.0%, 1,130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.7%, 510 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $15.50 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.53.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,070 members rating the stock outperform and 31 members rating it underperform. Among 257 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 251 give NextEra Energy a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on NextEra Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $61.64.
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