Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 5. 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 Anadarko Petroleum's revenues will wane -12.6% and EPS will wither -17.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.35 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.70.
Last quarter, Anadarko Petroleum tallied revenue of $3.33 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.38 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 $0.84. GAAP EPS were $0.24 for Q3 versus -$6.13 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 79.5%, about the same as the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.5%, 810 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 3.7%, 9,390 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $13.37 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.33.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,447 members out of 1,494 rating the stock outperform, and 47 members rating it underperform. Among 333 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 326 give Anadarko Petroleum a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Anadarko Petroleum is outperform, with an average price target of $97.30.
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