DCP Midstream Partners (NYSE: DPM ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 27. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict DCP Midstream Partners's revenues will grow 40.5% and EPS will grow 33.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $543.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.52.
Last quarter, DCP Midstream Partners reported revenue of $330.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 35% lower than the prior-year quarter's $538.9 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 $0.22. GAAP EPS were -$0.16 for Q3 against $1.35 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 preceding quarter, gross margin was 13.4%, 350 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 0.4%, 1,260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -2.7%, 1,410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.77 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.66.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 221 members out of 232 rating the stock outperform, and 11 members rating it underperform. Among 76 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 75 give DCP Midstream Partners a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on DCP Midstream Partners is outperform, with an average price target of $48.32.
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