Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG) reported earnings on Feb. 21. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Public Service Enterprise Group whiffed on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped. Non-GAAP earnings per share shrank. GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.

Margins contracted across the board.

Revenue details
Public Service Enterprise Group chalked up revenue of $2.41 billion. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for a top line of $2.76 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 8.7% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.64 billion.

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

EPS details
EPS came in at $0.41. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.38 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.41 for Q4 were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.47 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.44 for Q4 were 38% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.71 per share.

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

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 31.2%, 590 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.5%, 740 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.3%, 440 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $2.93 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.66.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $10.50 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.35.

Investor sentiment

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 $31.20.

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