What Does Wall Street See for UGI's Q3?
UGI (NYS: UGI) is expected to report Q3 earnings around 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 UGI's revenue will grow 20.4% and EPS will drop 183.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.33 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.05.
Last quarter, UGI logged revenue of $2.43 billion. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.18 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 $1.22. GAAP EPS of $1.18 for Q2 were 11% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.32 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 37.1%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.8%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.5%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.69 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.84.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 131 members out of 138 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 45 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 43 give UGI 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 UGI is buy, with an average price target of $34.00.
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