YPF (NYSE: YPF ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around 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 YPF's revenues will increase 5.2% and EPS will expand 21.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $3.73 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.56.
Last quarter, YPF booked revenue of $3.70 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.57 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 $0.40. GAAP EPS of $0.41 for Q3 were 56% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.93 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 22.4%, 590 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.7%, 640 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 4.4%, 590 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $13.86 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.52.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 185 members out of 207 rating the stock outperform, and 22 members rating it underperform. Among 53 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 46 give YPF a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on YPF is hold, with an average price target of $16.59.
Is YPF the right energy stock for you? Read about a handful of timely, profit-producing plays on expensive crude in "3 Stocks for $100 Oil." Click here for instant access to this free report.