Western Gas Partners (NYSE: WES ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 27. 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 Western Gas Partners's revenues will grow 27.6% and EPS will grow 22.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $229.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.43.
Last quarter, Western Gas Partners recorded revenue of $219.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 0.7% higher than the prior-year quarter's $217.5 million.
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 $0.33. GAAP EPS of $0.33 for Q3 were 20% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.41 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 44.1%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.5%, 370 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.0%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $867.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.59.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 232 members out of 238 rating the stock outperform, and six members rating it underperform. Among 66 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 65 give Western Gas 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 Western Gas Partners is outperform, with an average price target of $49.96.
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