Yingli Green Energy Holding (NYS: YGE) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 21. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Yingli Green Energy Holding's revenues will wither -11.5% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $360.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.43.
Last quarter, Yingli Green Energy Holding reported revenue of $355.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 47% lower than the prior-year quarter's $667.2 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 -$0.40. GAAP EPS were -$0.97 for Q3 against -$0.18 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 -22.7%, 3,350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -41.6%, 4,150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -42.9%, 3,870 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.71 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$1.86.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,542 members out of 1,637 rating the stock outperform, and 95 members rating it underperform. Among 254 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 226 give Yingli Green Energy Holding a green thumbs-up, and 28 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Yingli Green Energy Holding is hold, with an average price target of $2.48.
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