Enterprise Products Partners
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Enterprise Products Partners missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share contracted significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
Enterprise Products Partners reported revenue of $11.01 billion. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for a top line of $11.93 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 4.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $11.59 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 $0.68. The 17 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.66 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.68 for Q4 were 17% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.82 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 7.6%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 7.3%, 70 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.6%, 60 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $11.61 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.62.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $48.86 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.68.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,307 members out of 1,330 rating the stock outperform, and 23 members rating it underperform. Among 407 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 403 give Enterprise Products Partners a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Enterprise Products Partners is outperform, with an average price target of $59.40.
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