The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Edison International's revenues will shrink -11.5% and EPS will grow 112.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $2.70 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.68.
Last quarter, Edison International reported revenue of $2.63 billion. GAAP reported sales were 9.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $2.42 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.77. GAAP EPS of $0.82 for Q1 were 193% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.28 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 35.0%, 280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.3%, 320 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.3%, 640 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $12.07 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.38.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 295 members out of 312 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 92 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 89 give Edison International 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 Edison International is outperform, with an average price target of $51.41.
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