Public Service Enterprise Group
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Public Service Enterprise Group whiffed on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped, and GAAP earnings per share increased significantly.
Margins increased across the board.
Public Service Enterprise Group chalked up revenue of $2.64 billion. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see net sales of $3.11 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 4.0% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.75 billion.
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 $0.47. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.48 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS of $0.71 for Q4 were 29% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.55 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 37.1%, 570 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 26.9%, 540 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.7%, 340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.03 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.67.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $12 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.41.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Public Service Enterprise Group is hold, with an average price target of $35.16.
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