Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE: COG ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 21. 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 Cabot Oil & Gas's revenues will grow 30.4% and EPS will expand 5.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $349.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.21.
Last quarter, Cabot Oil & Gas logged revenue of $296.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $262.1 million.
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 $0.21. GAAP EPS of $0.17 for Q3 were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.14 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 77.4%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 25.6%, 220 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.3%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.18 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.60.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 481 members out of 529 rating the stock outperform, and 48 members rating it underperform. Among 107 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 99 give Cabot Oil & Gas a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Cabot Oil & Gas is outperform, with an average price target of $47.97.
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