Chesapeake Energy (NYS: CHK) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 6. 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 Chesapeake Energy's revenues will wane -27.0% and EPS will drop -88.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.42 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.09.
Last quarter, Chesapeake Energy reported revenue of $2.42 billion. GAAP reported sales were 50% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.61 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 $0.18. GAAP EPS were -$0.11 for Q1 compared to -$0.32 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 30.2%, 1,360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.2%, 1,810 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.2%, 880 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $9.99 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.40.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 7,537 members out of 7,784 rating the stock outperform, and 247 members rating it underperform. Among 1,323 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,275 give Chesapeake Energy a green thumbs-up, and 48 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Chesapeake Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $28.48.
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