Unitil is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 24. 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 Unitil's revenues will grow 4.3% and EPS will grow 2.4%.
The average estimate for revenue is $119.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.85.
Last quarter, Unitil reported revenue of $98.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 4.3% higher than the prior-year quarter's $94.7 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 $0.66. GAAP EPS of $0.66 for Q4 were 28% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.92 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 34.2%, 280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 19.1%, 200 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 9.1%, 150 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $376.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.56.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Unitil is outperform, with an average price target of $29.00.
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