Cameco (NYSE: CCJ ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 8. 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 Cameco's revenues will drop -14.3% and EPS will decrease -12.2%.
The average estimate for revenue is $823.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.43.
Last quarter, Cameco booked revenue of $414.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 18% lower than the prior-year quarter's $507.3 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 $0.13. GAAP EPS of $0.21 for Q3 were 110% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.10 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 46.6%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.7%, 600 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 20.0%, 1,250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.18 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.99.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,789 members out of 1,833 rating the stock outperform, and 44 members rating it underperform. Among 372 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 363 give Cameco a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Cameco is outperform, with an average price target of $28.08.
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