Golar LNG (Nasdaq: GLNG ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Nov. 28. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Golar LNG's revenues will grow 51.7% and EPS will increase 78.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $118.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.57.
Last quarter, Golar LNG booked revenue of $107.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 45% higher than the prior-year quarter's $74.0 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.44. GAAP EPS were $0.44 for Q2 versus -$0.01 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 80.5%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 54.2%, 2,540 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 33.1%, 3,390 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $426.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.74.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 549 members out of 573 rating the stock outperform, and 24 members rating it underperform. Among 152 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 144 give Golar LNG a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Golar LNG is outperform, with an average price target of $50.23.
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