Sunoco Logistics Partners (NYSE: SXL ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Jan. 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 0.0% and EPS will contract -13.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.38 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.86.
Last quarter, Sunoco Logistics Partners logged revenue of $3.22 billion. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.85 billion.
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 $1.09. GAAP EPS of $1.09 for Q3 were 40% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.78 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 6.5%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.8%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.2%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $13.26 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.88.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 174 members out of 185 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 60 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 58 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 $47.35.
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