Transcanada Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?
Transcanada (NYSE:TRP) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, April 26th. TransCanada Corporation is the parent company of TransCanada PipeLines Limited. The Company is focused on natural gas transmission and power services. TransCanada’s network of pipeline transports the majority of Western Canada’s natural gas production to markets in Canada and the United States. The Company also has interests in power plants in Canada and the United States.
Here is your Cheat Sheet to Transcanada Earnings:
Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.54 per share on revenues of $2.27 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 25.33.
Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.55 to a profit $0.51. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.3, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.
Here’s how Transcanada has been performing on an annual basis:
|Revenue ($) in millions||8,136||7,893||7,830||9,249||8,012|
|Diluted EPS ($)||2.38||2.00||1.80||2.18||1.83|
Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:
|Quarter||Dec. 31, 2011||Mar. 31, 2012||Jun. 30, 2012||Sep. 30, 2012||Dec. 31, 2012|
|Revenue ($) in millions||2,366||1,947||1,783||2,126||2,078|
|Diluted EPS ($)||0.53||0.51||0.38||0.52||0.43|
Transcanada has missed analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.
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