HollyFrontier (NYSE: HFC ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 26. 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 HollyFrontier's revenues will increase 1.4% and EPS will grow 111.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $5.04 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $2.24.
Last quarter, HollyFrontier reported revenue of $5.20 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $5.17 billion.
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 $2.94. GAAP EPS of $2.94 for Q3 were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.48 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 20.6%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.8%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.5%, 140 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $19.32 billion. The average EPS estimate is $8.57.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 789 members out of 821 rating the stock outperform, and 32 members rating it underperform. Among 241 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 238 give HollyFrontier a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on HollyFrontier is outperform, with an average price target of $45.53.
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