AmeriGas Partners (NYSE: APU ) is expected to report Q3 earnings on July 30. 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 AmeriGas Partners's revenues will grow 12.5% and EPS will remain in the red.
The average estimate for revenue is $643.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.45.
Last quarter, AmeriGas Partners recorded revenue of $1.18 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.16 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 $2.38. GAAP EPS of $1.56 for Q2 were 24% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.26 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 47.9%, 590 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.4%, 480 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 18.1%, 650 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $3.29 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.30.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 196 members out of 213 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 56 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 55 give AmeriGas Partners a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on AmeriGas Partners is hold, with an average price target of $42.39.
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