Golar LNG (Nasdaq: GLNG ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around Feb. 25. 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 Golar LNG's revenues will expand 38.6% and EPS will expand 109.1%.
The average estimate for revenue is $111.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.46.
Last quarter, Golar LNG notched revenue of $121.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 56% higher than the prior-year quarter's $77.8 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 $0.56. GAAP EPS of $0.56 for Q3 were 229% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.17 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 81.2%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 57.9%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 36.9%, 1,920 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $421.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.65.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 547 members out of 569 rating the stock outperform, and 22 members rating it underperform. Among 152 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 145 give Golar LNG a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Golar LNG is outperform, with an average price target of $50.54.
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