DCP Midstream Partners
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), DCP Midstream Partners whiffed on revenue and whiffed on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP loss per share increased.
Margins contracted across the board.
DCP Midstream Partners reported revenue of $387.2 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for sales of $436.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 5.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $368.9 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.39. The eight earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.44 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$0.18 for Q4 compared to -$0.12 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 quarter, gross margin was 9.3%, 880 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 1.4%, 10 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -0.4%, 380 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $484.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.60.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.74 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.50.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 200 members out of 210 rating the stock outperform, and 10 members rating it underperform. Among 80 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 79 give DCP Midstream Partners a green thumbs-up, and one gives it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on DCP Midstream Partners is outperform, with an average price target of $46.06.
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