Calpine Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Not Happy Now

Calpine Corp. (NYSE:CPN) had a loss and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 1.34%.

Calpine Corp. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.16 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.04 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 78.84% to $1.57 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Calpine Corp. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.16 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.03. It beat the average revenue estimate of $1.1 billion.

Quoting Management: “We remain steadfastly focused on positioning Calpine to take advantage of the secular shift in the U.S. power generation industry to clean, efficient and dispatchable combined-cycle gas turbines,” said Jack Fusco, Calpine’s Chief Executive Officer.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 26.67% from $1.24 billion in the previous quarter. EPS decreased to $-0.16 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.15 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.57 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.61, which is the same with that ninety days ago.

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