Empresa Nacional de Electricidad
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Empresa Nacional de Electricidad missed estimates on revenues and whiffed on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share dropped.
Margins dropped across the board.
Empresa Nacional de Electricidad reported revenue of $1.28 billion. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $1.32 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 0.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.15 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 $0.53. The two earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $1.00 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.02 for Q4 were 50% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.04 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 37.7%, 2,160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 31.0%, 1,320 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.3%, 1,600 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.27 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.91.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $5.30 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.29.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 93 members out of 100 rating the stock outperform, and seven members rating it underperform. Among 20 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 20 give Empresa Nacional de Electricidad a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Empresa Nacional de Electricidad is outperform, with an average price target of $56.60.
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