ConocoPhillips (NYS: COP) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Oct. 25. 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 ConocoPhillips's revenues will drop -80.3% and EPS will wither -53.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $12.52 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.18.
Last quarter, ConocoPhillips chalked up revenue of $13.99 billion. GAAP reported sales were 17% lower than the prior-year quarter's $17.63 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 $1.80 for Q2 were 25% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.41 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 47.6%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 26.8%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.5%, 380 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $86.68 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.74.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 5,608 members out of 5,761 rating the stock outperform, and 153 members rating it underperform. Among 1,435 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 1,409 give ConocoPhillips a green thumbs-up, and 26 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on ConocoPhillips is hold, with an average price target of $63.14.
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