Southwestern Energy (NYS: SWN) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 22. 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 Southwestern Energy's revenues will grow 2.1% and EPS will decrease -2.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $549.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.44.
Last quarter, Southwestern Energy booked revenue of $493.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 11% lower than the prior-year quarter's $767.3 million.
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 $0.38. GAAP EPS were -$0.42 for Q3 compared to $0.50 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 69.2%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 32.3%, 620 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -21.1%, 4,390 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.99 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.38.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 979 members out of 1,019 rating the stock outperform, and 40 members rating it underperform. Among 188 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 182 give Southwestern Energy a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Southwestern Energy is hold, with an average price target of $38.16.
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