Western Refining (NYSE: WNR ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 28. 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 Refining's revenues will grow 1.7% and EPS will expand 181.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.31 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.35.
Last quarter, Western Refining reported revenue of $2.45 billion. GAAP reported sales were 2.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.40 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 $0.99. GAAP EPS of $0.07 for Q3 were 91% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.81 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 3.3%, 650 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.2%, 590 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 0.3%, 320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $9.88 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.14.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,097 members out of 1,150 rating the stock outperform, and 53 members rating it underperform. Among 285 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 275 give Western Refining a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Western Refining is outperform, with an average price target of $30.89.
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