Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE: CLD ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 13. 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 Cloud Peak Energy's revenues will grow 1.0% and EPS will drop -30.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $406.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.49.
Last quarter, Cloud Peak Energy recorded revenue of $425.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $407.0 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 $0.80. GAAP EPS of $1.39 for Q3 were 239% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.41 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 29.1%, 440 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.2%, 440 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 20.0%, 1,400 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.54 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.11.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 186 members out of 193 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 47 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 45 give Cloud Peak Energy a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Cloud Peak Energy is hold, with an average price target of $19.57.
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