Pepco Holdings (NYSE: POM ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 1. 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 Pepco Holdings's revenues will grow 12.4% and EPS will grow 33.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.39 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.20.
Last quarter, Pepco Holdings reported revenue of $1.48 billion. GAAP reported sales were 10% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.65 billion.
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 $0.47. GAAP EPS of $0.49 for Q3 were 40% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.35 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 33.8%, 840 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.4%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.6%, 270 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.53 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.20.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 189 members out of 212 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 59 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 51 give Pepco Holdings a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Pepco Holdings is hold, with an average price target of $20.06.
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