Connecticut Water Service (Nasdaq: CTWS ) is expected to report Q4 earnings around March 13. 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 Connecticut Water Service's revenues will grow 20.0% and EPS will decrease -19.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $18.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.17.
Last quarter, Connecticut Water Service reported revenue of $24.5 million. GAAP reported sales were 19% higher than the prior-year quarter's $20.6 million.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.67. GAAP EPS of $0.67 for Q3 were 60% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.42 per share.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 58.0%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 40.1%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 24.4%, 630 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $82.9 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.51.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 41 members out of 44 rating the stock outperform, and three members rating it underperform. Among 20 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 18 give Connecticut Water Service a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Connecticut Water Service is outperform, with an average price target of $32.75.
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