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What to Expect from Kinder Morgan

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:53PM

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Checking expectations

Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) is expected to report Q1 earnings around April 16. 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 Kinder Morgan's revenues will expand 57.0% and EPS will wither -42.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $2.92 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.32.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Kinder Morgan booked revenue of $3.08 billion. GAAP reported sales were 59% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.94 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 $0.33. GAAP EPS of $0.21 for Q4 were 4.5% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.22 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 51.2%, 570 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 31.1%, 770 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.1%, 90 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $12.32 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.33.

Investor sentiment

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Kinder Morgan is outperform, with an average price target of $40.38.

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