HollyFrontier (NYSE: HFC ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 7. 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 HollyFrontier's revenues will decrease -3.0% and EPS will grow 50.9%.
The average estimate for revenue is $4.78 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.75.
Last quarter, HollyFrontier booked revenue of $5.15 billion. GAAP reported sales were 3.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $4.97 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 $1.92. GAAP EPS of $1.91 for Q4 were 80% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.06 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 15.1%, 570 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.1%, 510 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.6%, 310 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $19.23 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.96.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 813 members out of 846 rating the stock outperform, and 33 members rating it underperform. Among 216 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 210 give HollyFrontier a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on HollyFrontier is outperform, with an average price target of $50.67.
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