Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE: ETP ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 20. 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 Energy Transfer Partners's revenues will expand 42.5% and EPS will compress 0.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.59 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.48.
Last quarter, Energy Transfer Partners booked revenue of $1.42 billion. GAAP reported sales were 17% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.70 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 $0.26. GAAP EPS were -$0.33 for Q3 compared to -$0.19 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 30.9%, 480 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.5%, 440 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.6%, 130 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.70 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.48.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 898 members out of 919 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 278 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 275 give Energy Transfer Partners a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Energy Transfer Partners is outperform, with an average price target of $49.77.
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