Can Niska Gas Storage Partners Beat These Numbers?
Niska Gas Storage Partners (NYS: NKA) is expected to report Q1 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 Niska Gas Storage Partners's revenues will increase 9.4% and EPS will contract 0.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $50.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.07.
Last quarter, Niska Gas Storage Partners logged revenue of $57.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 11% lower than the prior-year quarter's $43.3 million.
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 $0.49. GAAP EPS of $0.22 for Q4 were 46% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.41 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 15.5%, 5,600 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 77.2%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 40.7%, 2,370 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $211.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.38.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 130 members rating the stock outperform and seven members rating it underperform. Among 36 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 34 give Niska Gas Storage Partners a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Niska Gas Storage Partners is hold, with an average price target of $9.17.
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