Stone Energy (NYS: SGY) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 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 Stone Energy's revenues will increase 6.6% and EPS will wither -40.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $236.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.55.
Last quarter, Stone Energy chalked up revenue of $227.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 8.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $209.3 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.48. GAAP EPS of $0.48 for Q3 were 55% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.06 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 69.3%, 590 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.6%, 1,900 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.4%, 1,440 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $926.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.66.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 428 members out of 451 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 106 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 101 give Stone Energy 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 Stone Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $37.67.
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