NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 29. 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 NextEra Energy's revenues will grow 20.6% and EPS will grow 4.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.66 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.97.
Last quarter, NextEra Energy tallied revenue of $3.84 billion. GAAP reported sales were 12% lower than the prior-year quarter's $4.38 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 $1.26. GAAP EPS of $0.98 for Q3 were 1.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.97 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 40.1%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.5%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.8%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $15.21 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.50.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,076 members out of 1,107 rating the stock outperform, and 31 members rating it underperform. Among 267 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 261 give NextEra Energy a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on NextEra Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $71.32.
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