Entergy (NYS: ETR) reported earnings on April 25. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Entergy met expectations on revenues and beat slightly on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew significantly. GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins grew across the board.
Entergy tallied revenue of $2.61 billion. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted a top line of $2.60 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 9.4% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.38 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.94. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.92 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.94 for Q1 were 114% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.44 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.90 for Q1 against -$0.86 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 quarter, gross margin was 34.9%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.1%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.2%, much better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.73 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.39.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $11.02 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.92.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 344 members out of 367 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 99 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 98 give Entergy a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Entergy is hold, with an average price target of $65.54.
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