Sunoco Logistics Partners (NYSE: SXL ) is expected to report Q3 earnings around Oct. 26. 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 Sunoco Logistics Partners's revenues will grow 10.0% and EPS will grow 2.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.14 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.80.
Last quarter, Sunoco Logistics Partners reported revenue of $3.32 billion. GAAP reported sales were 37% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.42 billion.
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 $1.19. GAAP EPS of $1.28 for Q2 were 60% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.80 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 6.8%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.1%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.6%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $13.07 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.54.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 180 members out of 191 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 54 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 52 give Sunoco Logistics Partners a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Sunoco Logistics Partners is outperform, with an average price target of $38.94.
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