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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Ferrellgas Partners's revenues will decrease -20.9% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $426.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.38.
Last quarter, Ferrellgas Partners chalked up revenue of $341.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 14% lower than the prior-year quarter's $732.4 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 -$0.45. GAAP EPS of $0.26 for Q4 were much higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.04 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 28.4%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.4%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.3%, 290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.19 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.38.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 125 members out of 181 rating the stock outperform, and 56 members rating it underperform. Among 53 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 32 give Ferrellgas Partners a green thumbs-up, and 21 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ferrellgas Partners is underperform, with an average price target of $13.00.
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