Piedmont Natural Gas
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Piedmont Natural Gas's revenues will expand 6.3% and EPS will expand 4.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $328.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.73.
Last quarter, Piedmont Natural Gas booked revenue of $515.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 9.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $471.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $1.18. GAAP EPS of $1.18 for Q1 were 12% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.05 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 34.1%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 27.0%, 10 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 16.7%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.20 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.72.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 172 members out of 188 rating the stock outperform, and 16 members rating it underperform. Among 44 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 41 give Piedmont Natural Gas 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 Piedmont Natural Gas is hold, with an average price target of $31.43.
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