AmeriGas Partners (NYSE: APU ) is expected to report Q1 earnings around Jan. 30. 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 AmeriGas Partners's revenues will grow 47.5% and EPS will increase 87.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.01 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.03.
Last quarter, AmeriGas Partners logged revenue of $510.3 million. GAAP reported sales were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $460.1 million.
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 -$0.86. GAAP EPS were -$0.86 for Q4 versus -$0.53 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 46.7%, 1,280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -12.0%, 1,090 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -14.9%, 510 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.66 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.49.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 189 members out of 206 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 64 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 60 give AmeriGas Partners a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on AmeriGas Partners is hold, with an average price target of $42.36.
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