Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on 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 Duke Energy's revenues will grow 62.5% and EPS will contract -8.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $5.90 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.04.
Last quarter, Duke Energy notched revenue of $5.70 billion. GAAP reported sales were 65% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.30 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 $0.70. GAAP EPS of $0.61 for Q4 were 4.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.64 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 38.4%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.2%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.0%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $24.99 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.34.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,869 members out of 1,961 rating the stock outperform, and 92 members rating it underperform. Among 502 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 485 give Duke Energy a green thumbs-up, and 17 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Duke Energy is hold, with an average price target of $68.53.
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