SunCoke Energy (NYSE: SXC ) 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 SunCoke Energy's revenues will increase 11.1% and EPS will wane -13.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $471.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.32.
Last quarter, SunCoke Energy booked revenue of $480.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $403.1 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 $0.45. GAAP EPS of $0.45 for Q3 were 73% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.26 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 18.3%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.2%, 330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.6%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.93 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.33.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 27 members out of 27 rating the stock outperform, and members rating it underperform. Among 10 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 10 give SunCoke Energy a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on SunCoke Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $18.86.
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