American States Water (NYSE: AWR ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 28. 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 American States Water's revenues will grow 7.9% and EPS will expand 2.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $102.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.36.
Last quarter, American States Water booked revenue of $133.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $119.7 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 $0.97. GAAP EPS of $0.97 for Q3 were 17% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.83 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 57.8%, 580 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 27.3%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.0%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $467.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.64.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 138 members out of 144 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among 36 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 35 give American States Water a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on American States Water is hold, with an average price target of $43.33.
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