The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q4), UGI whiffed on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased and GAAP loss per share shrank.
Gross margins increased, operating margins dropped, net margins expanded.
UGI logged revenue of $1.13 billion. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ wanted to see revenue of $1.29 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 8.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.04 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 -$0.13. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated -$0.12 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.13 for Q4 versus -$0.20 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 40.3%, 700 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -2.1%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.3%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.34 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.07.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $7.90 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.54.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 129 members out of 136 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 49 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 47 give UGI 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 UGI is buy, with an average price target of $34.33.
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