Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (NYSE: BWP ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 11. 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 Boardwalk Pipeline Partners's revenues will increase 15.1% and EPS will shrink -5.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $341.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.37.
Last quarter, Boardwalk Pipeline Partners logged revenue of $270.6 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $268.9 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 $0.31. GAAP EPS of $0.23 for Q3 were 15% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.20 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 78.7%, 570 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 38.8%, 640 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 21.8%, 420 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.20 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.30.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 472 members out of 494 rating the stock outperform, and 22 members rating it underperform. Among 180 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 176 give Boardwalk Pipeline Partners 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 Boardwalk Pipeline Partners is hold, with an average price target of $29.33.
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