MDU Resources Group (NYSE: MDU ) 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 MDU Resources Group's revenues will grow 0.3% and EPS will wane 0.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.07 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.39.
Last quarter, MDU Resources Group reported revenue of $1.17 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.9% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.15 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 $0.38. GAAP EPS were -$0.16 for Q3 against $0.34 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 22.1%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.7%, 30 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -2.5%, 810 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $4.06 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.14.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 241 members out of 253 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 64 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 60 give MDU Resources Group 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 MDU Resources Group is outperform, with an average price target of $23.57.
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