UGI (NYSE: UGI ) is expected to report Q1 earnings around Jan. 31. 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 UGI's revenues will grow 25.4% and EPS will grow 36.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.12 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.05.
Last quarter, UGI tallied revenue of $1.13 billion. 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.
Last quarter, EPS came in at -$0.13. 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 preceding 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.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $7.28 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.54.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 130 members out of 137 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 52 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 50 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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