The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), PG&E missed estimates on revenues and earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted slightly and GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Margins contracted across the board.
PG&E chalked up revenue of $3.59 billion. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $3.95 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 2.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.68 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.81. The 15 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.83 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.55 for Q2 were 40% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.91 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 29.9%, 490 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.0%, 580 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.5%, 330 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $4.16 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.89.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $15.28 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.19.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 281 members out of 297 rating the stock outperform, and 16 members rating it underperform. Among 90 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 89 give PG&E 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 PG&E is outperform, with an average price target of $45.03.
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