FuelCell Energy (NAS: FCEL) is expected to report Q1 earnings on March 11. 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 FuelCell Energy's revenues will increase 8.9% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $34.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.04.
Last quarter, FuelCell Energy reported revenue of $35.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 2.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $34.7 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 -$0.05. GAAP EPS were -$0.07 for Q4 against -$0.06 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 2.5%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -23.8%, 110 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -32.0%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $153.0 million. The average EPS estimate is -$0.14.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 580 members out of 708 rating the stock outperform, and 128 members rating it underperform. Among 112 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 58 give FuelCell Energy a green thumbs-up, and 54 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on FuelCell Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $2.18.
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