Ameren (NYSE: AEE ) is expected to report Q1 earnings around May 3. 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 Ameren's revenues will drop -1.5% and EPS will expand 22.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.63 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.27.
Last quarter, Ameren notched revenue of $1.51 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.54 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 $0.14. GAAP EPS were -$4.77 for Q4 compared to $0.10 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 30.0%, 280 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.2%, 400 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -79.0%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.60 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.12.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 187 members out of 229 rating the stock outperform, and 42 members rating it underperform. Among 68 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 60 give Ameren a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ameren is hold, with an average price target of $32.28.
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