Portland General Electric
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Portland General Electric missed estimates on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank. Non-GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly. GAAP earnings per share dropped.
Gross margins increased, operating margins increased, net margins shrank.
Portland General Electric reported revenue of $463.0 million. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $489.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.38. The nine earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.41 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.38 for Q4 were 21% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.48 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.37 for Q4 were 2.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.38 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 45.8%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.3%, 90 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.0%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $556.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.67.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.84 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.91.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 80 members out of 88 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among 28 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 26 give Portland General Electric a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Portland General Electric is hold, with an average price target of $28.00.
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