Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 14. 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 Alpha Natural Resources's revenues will drop -24.8% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.56 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.52.
Last quarter, Alpha Natural Resources reported revenue of $1.63 billion. GAAP reported sales were 29% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.31 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 -$0.16. GAAP EPS were -$0.21 for Q3 versus $0.28 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 13.5%, 700 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -4.2%, 1,220 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -2.8%, 550 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.95 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$1.34.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 869 members out of 933 rating the stock outperform, and 64 members rating it underperform. Among 180 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 160 give Alpha Natural Resources a green thumbs-up, and 20 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Alpha Natural Resources is hold, with an average price target of $11.08.
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