The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), NextEra Energy missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue shrank slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share grew. GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Gross margins grew, operating margins dropped, net margins dropped.
NextEra Energy notched revenue of $3.28 billion. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $3.59 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $1.12. The 18 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $1.02 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.12 for Q1 were 9.8% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.02 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.64 for Q1 were 42% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.11 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 44.5%, 260 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.4%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 8.3%, 540 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.92 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.27.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $15.73 billion. The average EPS estimate is $4.92.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,075 members out of 1,109 rating the stock outperform, and 34 members rating it underperform. Among 268 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 265 give NextEra Energy a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on NextEra Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $76.57.
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