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Are You Expecting This from NextEra Energy?

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 7, 2017 at 11:14AM

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Checking expectations

NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Oct. 24. 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 NextEra Energy's revenues will grow 1.1% and EPS will grow 5.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $4.43 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.38.

Revenue details
Last quarter, NextEra Energy notched revenue of $3.67 billion. GAAP reported sales were 7.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $3.96 billion.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.26. GAAP EPS of $1.45 for Q2 were 5.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.38 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 44.6%, 340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 27.9%, 370 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 16.6%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $15.36 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.54.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,074 members out of 1,104 rating the stock outperform, and 30 members rating it underperform. Among 254 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 249 give NextEra Energy a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on NextEra Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $66.64.

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