Niska Gas Storage Partners (NYSE: NKA ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on May 9. 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 Niska Gas Storage Partners's revenues will grow 14.2% and EPS will drop -67.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $65.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.16.
Last quarter, Niska Gas Storage Partners logged revenue of $73.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 21% lower than the prior-year quarter's $92.9 million.
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 -$0.24. GAAP EPS were $0.15 for Q3 against -$3.07 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 88.6%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 57.0%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.2%, much better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $178.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.01.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 123 members out of 132 rating the stock outperform, and nine members rating it underperform. Among 36 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 32 give Niska Gas Storage Partners a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Niska Gas Storage Partners is hold, with an average price target of $10.92.
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