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Will Imperial Oil Beat These Analyst Estimates?

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

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Checking expectations

Imperial Oil (AMEX: IMO) 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 Imperial Oil's revenues will increase 1.9% and EPS will drop -23.5%.

The average estimate for revenue is $7.69 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.91.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Imperial Oil booked revenue of $7.83 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $7.48 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, EPS came in at $1.26. GAAP EPS of $1.26 for Q4 were 8.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.16 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 25.2%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.7%, 440 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.4%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $30.68 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.07.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 348 members out of 366 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 84 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 80 give Imperial Oil a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Imperial Oil is hold, with an average price target of $50.55.

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