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What to Expect from CONSOL Energy

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:44PM

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Checking expectations

CONSOL Energy (NYSE: CNX) 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 CONSOL Energy's revenues will drop -10.5% and EPS will compress -52.4%.

The average estimate for revenue is $1.28 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.20.

Revenue details
Last quarter, CONSOL Energy tallied revenue of $1.39 billion. GAAP reported sales were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.49 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 $0.43. GAAP EPS of $0.66 for Q4 were 22% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.85 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 33.7%, 100 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.3%, 390 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.5%, 170 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $5.07 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.03.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 628 members out of 677 rating the stock outperform, and 49 members rating it underperform. Among 120 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 105 give CONSOL Energy a green thumbs-up, and 15 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on CONSOL Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $40.32.

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