Suburban Propane Partners (NYSE: SPH ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Nov. 8. 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 Suburban Propane Partners's revenues will increase 36.8% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $248.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.75.
Last quarter, Suburban Propane Partners reported revenue of $179.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 17% lower than the prior-year quarter's $216.6 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 -$0.09. GAAP EPS were -$0.26 for Q3 versus -$0.19 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 14.2%, 370 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.8%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -5.2%, 210 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.08 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.83.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Suburban Propane Partners is hold, with an average price target of $43.92.
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