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Will SunCoke Energy Beat These Analyst Estimates?

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

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Checking expectations

SunCoke Energy (NYSE: SXC) 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 SunCoke Energy's revenues will drop -18.1% and EPS will shrink -79.2%.

The average estimate for revenue is $394.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.05.

Revenue details
Last quarter, SunCoke Energy recorded revenue of $491.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 16% higher than the prior-year quarter's $413.9 million.

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 $0.39. GAAP EPS of $0.39 for Q4 were 255% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.11 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 16.1%, 600 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.9%, 450 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.7%, 380 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.64 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.43.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 29 members out of 29 rating the stock outperform, and members rating it underperform. Among nine CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), nine give SunCoke Energy a green thumbs-up, and give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on SunCoke Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $19.00.

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