Consolidated Edison (NYSE: ED ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Jan. 19. 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 Consolidated Edison's revenues will expand 13.4% and EPS will decrease 0.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.37 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.74.
Last quarter, Consolidated Edison recorded revenue of $3.44 billion. GAAP reported sales were 5.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.63 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 $1.44. GAAP EPS of $1.49 for Q3 were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.30 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 45.6%, 530 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 24.8%, 400 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.8%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $13.12 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.78.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 635 members out of 668 rating the stock outperform, and 33 members rating it underperform. Among 200 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 191 give Consolidated Edison a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Consolidated Edison is hold, with an average price target of $59.61.
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