Dominion Resources (NYSE: D ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Jan. 31. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Dominion Resources's revenues will grow 30.1% and EPS will grow 20.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.13 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.70.
Last quarter, Dominion Resources tallied revenue of $3.41 billion. GAAP reported sales were 8.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.75 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 $0.92. GAAP EPS of $0.36 for Q3 were 48% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.69 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 27.8%, 970 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.2%, 1,170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.1%, 440 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $13.98 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.07.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 618 members out of 660 rating the stock outperform, and 42 members rating it underperform. Among 180 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 168 give Dominion Resources a green thumbs-up, and 12 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dominion Resources is hold, with an average price target of $54.45.
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