Ameren (NYSE: AEE ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 20. 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 Ameren's revenues will grow 11.4% and EPS will wither 0.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.76 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.14.
Last quarter, Ameren logged revenue of $2.00 billion. GAAP reported sales were 12% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.21 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 $1.33. GAAP EPS of $1.54 for Q3 were 31% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.18 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 48.4%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 32.6%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 19.2%, 630 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $7.27 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.43.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 189 members out of 233 rating the stock outperform, and 44 members rating it underperform. Among 73 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 64 give Ameren a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ameren is hold, with an average price target of $31.83.
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