What Does Wall Street See for EnergySolutions's Q4?

EnergySolutions (NYS: ES) is expected to report Q4 earnings around March 21. 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 EnergySolutions's revenues will compress -1.9% and EPS will turn positive

The average estimate for revenue is $459.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.16.


Revenue details
Last quarter, EnergySolutions notched revenue of $444.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 5.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $421.0 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 $0.17. GAAP EPS were $0.11 for Q3 compared to -$0.04 per share for the prior-year quarter.

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 10.4%, 160 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.0%, 280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.3%, 320 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.79 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.44.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 790 members out of 820 rating the stock outperform, and 30 members rating it underperform. Among 183 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 178 give EnergySolutions 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 EnergySolutions is hold, with an average price target of $4.60.

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