Vectren (NYSE: VVC ) 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 Vectren's revenues will wither -3.1% and EPS will compress -19.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $607.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.45.
Last quarter, Vectren booked revenue of $513.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.8% lower than the prior-year quarter's $539.4 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.48. GAAP EPS of $0.48 for Q3 were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.43 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 68.5%, 380 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.9%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.7%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.25 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.84.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 88 members out of 93 rating the stock outperform, and five members rating it underperform. Among 27 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 25 give Vectren 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 Vectren is hold, with an average price target of $31.00.
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