Williams Partners (NYS: WPZ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Oct. 30. 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 Williams Partners's revenues will grow 13.9% and EPS will shrink -37.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.91 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.57.
Last quarter, Williams Partners logged revenue of $1.58 billion. GAAP reported sales were 5.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.67 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 $0.57. GAAP EPS of $0.57 for Q2 were 51% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.16 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 26.5%, 370 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 17.9%, 650 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.2%, 800 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $7.05 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.33.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 261 members out of 275 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 97 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 92 give Williams Partners a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Williams Partners is outperform, with an average price target of $63.75.
Can your portfolio provide you with enough income to last through retirement? You'll need more than Williams Partners. Learn how to maximize your investment income and get "The 3 DOW Stocks Dividend Investors Need." Click here for instant access to this free report.
Add Williams Partners to My Watchlist.
The article Williams Partners Earnings Are on Deck originally appeared on Fool.com.
Seth Jayson had no position in any company mentioned here at the time of publication. You can view his stock holdings here. He is co-advisor ofMotley Fool Hidden Gems, which provides new small-cap ideas every month, backed by a real-money portfolio. The Motley Fool has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.