Ameresco (NYSE: AMRC ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 17. 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 Ameresco's revenues will wither -9.5% and EPS will increase 5.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $170.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.19.
Last quarter, Ameresco notched revenue of $163.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 28% lower than the prior-year quarter's $227.8 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 $0.15. GAAP EPS of $0.15 for Q3 were 44% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.27 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 21.2%, 370 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.5%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.1%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $646.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.48.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 425 members out of 432 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 90 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 90 give Ameresco a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ameresco is outperform, with an average price target of $14.33.
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