PG & E Earnings: Here’s Why Shares are Down Now

PG & E Corp. (NYSE:PCG) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 0.56%.

PG & E Corp. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 2.47% to $0.79 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.81 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 5.09% to $3.78 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: PG & E Corp. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.79 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.71. It missed the average revenue estimate of $3.9 billion.

Quoting Management: “During the quarter, we continued to make good progress on our gas-related commitments as well as our goals for electric system safety and reliability,” said Tony Earley, Chairman, CEO, and President of PG&E Corporation. “However, a timely and balanced resolution of the penalties related to the San Bruno accident will be important to our ability to continue providing safe, reliable, and affordable service to our customers in the years ahead.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

EPS increased 25.4% from $0.63 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.74 to a profit $0.75. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $2.65 to a profit of $2.63 over the last ninety days.

Stocks with improving earnings metrics are worthy of your extra attention. In fact, “E = Earnings Are Increasing Quarter-Over-Quarter” is a core component of our CHEAT SHEET investing framework for this very reason. Don’t waste another minute – click here and get our CHEAT SHEET stock picks now.

(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)