Inergy (NYSE: NRGY ) is expected to report Q1 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 Inergy's revenues will wane -48.1% and EPS will wane -76.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $347.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.05.
Last quarter, Inergy notched revenue of $304.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 32% lower than the prior-year quarter's $448.6 million.
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 -$0.04. GAAP EPS were $4.11 for Q4 compared to -$0.42 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 31.7%, 650 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 2.1%, 570 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 177.5%, 18,870 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.21 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.29.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 217 members out of 232 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 68 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 63 give Inergy a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Inergy is hold, with an average price target of $20.17.
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