Occidental Petroleum (NYS: OXY) 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 Occidental Petroleum's revenues will wither -7.9% and EPS will wane -27.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $5.53 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.59.
Last quarter, Occidental Petroleum logged revenue of $5.77 billion. GAAP reported sales were 6.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $6.17 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $1.64. GAAP EPS of $1.64 for Q2 were 26% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.23 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 46.9%, 900 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 36.6%, 940 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 23.0%, 640 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $23.88 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.96.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,332 members out of 1,378 rating the stock outperform, and 46 members rating it underperform. Among 286 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 277 give Occidental Petroleum a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Occidental Petroleum is outperform, with an average price target of $115.76.
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