Inergy (NYS: NRGY) is expected to report Q3 earnings on Aug. 2. 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 Inergy's revenues will expand 2.6% and EPS will remain in the red.

The average estimate for revenue is $399.0 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.19.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Inergy booked revenue of $662.4 million. GAAP reported sales were 8.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $720.5 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, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.35. GAAP EPS of $0.31 for Q2 were 3.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.30 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 30.2%, 350 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.4%, 540 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.1%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.12 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.16.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 223 members out of 240 rating the stock outperform, and 17 members rating it underperform. Among 67 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 62 give Inergy a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Inergy is hold, with an average price target of $18.00.

Can your retirement portfolio provide you with enough income to last? You'll need more than Inergy. Learn about crafting a smarter retirement plan in "The Shocking Can't-Miss Truth About Your Retirement." Click here for instant access to this free report.

The article Inergy in the Spotlight Soon originally appeared on Fool.com.

Seth Jayson had no position in any company mentioned here at the time of publication. You can view his stock holdings here. He is co-advisor of Motley Fool Hidden Gems, which provides new small-cap ideas every month, backed by a real-money portfolio. The Motley Fool has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Copyright © 1995 - 2012 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


Increase your money and finance knowledge from home

Bonds for Beginners

Learn about fixed income investments.

View Course »

Professional Vs Do it Yourself Investing

Should you get advice or DYI?

View Course »

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum