PPL (NYSE: PPL ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 10. 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 PPL's revenues will decrease -41.6% and EPS will wane -32.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.46 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.47.
Last quarter, PPL logged revenue of $2.40 billion. GAAP reported sales were 23% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.12 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.72. GAAP EPS of $0.61 for Q3 were 20% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.76 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 42.9%, 510 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 27.6%, 70 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.8%, 60 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $11.58 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.37.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 407 members out of 418 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 97 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 96 give PPL a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on PPL is outperform, with an average price target of $30.93.
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