Will These Numbers From Energy Transfer Partners Be Good Enough for You?
Energy Transfer Partners (NYS: ETP) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 7. Here's what Wall Street wants to see.
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter with the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Energy Transfer Partners's revenues will compress -5.4% and EPS will improve 89.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.54 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.36.
Last quarter, Energy Transfer Partners logged revenue of $1.31 billion. GAAP reported sales were 23% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.69 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 $0.25. GAAP EPS of $4.35 for Q1 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.71 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 31.4%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.4%, 210 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 85.4%, 7,080 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.07 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.59.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 855 members out of 872 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 231 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 229 give Energy Transfer 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 Energy Transfer Partners is hold, with an average price target of $50.45.
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