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Can Dominion Resources Meet These Numbers?

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:46PM

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Checking expectations

Dominion Resources (NYSE: D) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 25. 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 Dominion Resources's revenues will increase 3.1% and EPS will grow 5.9%.

The average estimate for revenue is $3.60 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.90.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Dominion Resources booked revenue of $3.17 billion. GAAP reported sales were 1.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.13 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 $0.69. GAAP EPS were -$1.14 for Q4 against $0.35 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 51.6%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 37.8%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -20.8%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $13.89 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.38.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 617 members out of 665 rating the stock outperform, and 48 members rating it underperform. Among 179 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 166 give Dominion Resources a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Dominion Resources is outperform, with an average price target of $54.21.

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