Encana (NYSE: ECA ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 14. 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 Encana's revenues will drop -36.3% and EPS will grow 483.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.57 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.35.
Last quarter, Encana reported revenue of $1.03 billion. GAAP reported sales were 56% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.35 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 $0.36. GAAP EPS were -$1.69 for Q3 compared to $0.62 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 38.1%, 3,200 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -17.2%, 6,060 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -121.4%, 14,090 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.52 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.29.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,098 members out of 1,128 rating the stock outperform, and 30 members rating it underperform. Among 238 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 233 give Encana a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Encana is hold, with an average price target of $21.00.
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