NV Energy (NYSE: NVE ) reported earnings on Feb. 22. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), NV Energy missed estimates on revenues and met expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted slightly. GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins grew across the board.
NV Energy booked revenue of $600.6 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected sales of $643.3 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 $0.07. The 11 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.07 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.07 for Q4 against -$0.11 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 55.6%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.1%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.9%, 700 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $614.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.08.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $3.11 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.29.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 143 members out of 149 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among 39 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 39 give NV Energy a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on NV Energy is hold, with an average price target of $19.75.
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