CONSOL Energy (NYS: CNX) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 31. 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 CONSOL Energy's revenues will wane -17.0% and EPS will wither -68.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.28 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.22.
Last quarter, CONSOL Energy chalked up revenue of $1.16 billion. GAAP reported sales were 25% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.50 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 $0.12. GAAP EPS were -$0.05 for Q3 compared to $0.73 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 23.0%, 1,330 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -1.1%, 1,790 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.0%, 1,220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.23 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.95.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 630 members out of 680 rating the stock outperform, and 50 members rating it underperform. Among 137 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 124 give CONSOL Energy a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on CONSOL Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $40.52.
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