Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE: PNW ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 22. 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 Pinnacle West Capital's revenues will grow 5.0% and EPS will grow 45.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $701.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.16.
Last quarter, Pinnacle West Capital logged revenue of $1.11 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.12 billion.
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 $2.21. GAAP EPS of $2.21 for Q3 were 5.2% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.33 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 52.8%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 40.4%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 22.1%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.33 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.43.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 114 members out of 136 rating the stock outperform, and 22 members rating it underperform. Among 44 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 39 give Pinnacle West Capital 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 Pinnacle West Capital is hold, with an average price target of $53.00.
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