Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 5. 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 Spectra Energy's revenues will shrink -1.6% and EPS will compress -25.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.40 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.33.
Last quarter, Spectra Energy logged revenue of $1.07 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.12 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 $0.27. GAAP EPS of $0.27 for Q3 were 31% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.39 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 55.9%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 30.6%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 16.7%, 590 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.14 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.45.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 823 members out of 851 rating the stock outperform, and 28 members rating it underperform. Among 242 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 236 give Spectra 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 Spectra Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $31.42.
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