MasTec (NYSE: MTZ ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 28. 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 MasTec's revenues will grow 15.2% and EPS will grow 200.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $891.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.45.
Last quarter, MasTec logged revenue of $1.07 billion. GAAP reported sales were 31% higher than the prior-year quarter's $816.2 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 $0.53. GAAP EPS of $0.34 for Q3 were 5.6% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.36 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 13.4%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.3%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.5%, 140 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.71 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.50.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 217 members out of 233 rating the stock outperform, and 16 members rating it underperform. Among 50 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 44 give MasTec a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on MasTec is outperform, with an average price target of $23.78.
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