Talisman Energy (TSX: TLM) 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 Talisman Energy's revenues will shrink -13.8% and EPS will drop -36.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.77 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.07.
Last quarter, Talisman Energy logged revenue of $1.75 billion. GAAP reported sales were 12% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.96 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 -$0.04. GAAP EPS were -$0.71 for Q3 versus $0.24 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 61.4%, 770 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -52.9%, 10,120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -42.5%, 6,910 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $7.54 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.25.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 555 members out of 580 rating the stock outperform, and 25 members rating it underperform. Among 131 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 122 give Talisman Energy 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 Talisman Energy is hold, with an average price target of $15.44.
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