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UGI Q2 Earnings Surpass Estimates, 2021 EPS Guidance Up

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UGI Corporation (UGI - Free Report) reported second-quarter fiscal 2021 adjusted earnings of $1.99 per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.72 by 15.7%. The bottom line also improved by 27.6% from the year-ago quarter’s earnings of $1.56 per share.

It generated GAAP earnings of $2.33 per share for the reported quarter, up from the year-ago quarter’s figure of $1.07.

Results benefited from extreme weather conditions along with increase in UGI Utilities’ base rates, which came into effect on Jan 1, 2021.

Revenues

Revenues of $2,581 million for the fiscal second quarter improved 15.8% from the year-ago number of $2,229 million.

UGI Corporation Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

UGI Corporation Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise

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Segmental Revenues

AmeriGas Propane: Revenues of $940 million for the quarter under review were up 17.2% from the year-ago number.

UGI International: Revenues summed $834 million, up 18.5% from the year-ago figure.

Midstream & Marketing: Revenues of $484 million for the reported quarter increased 14.7% year over year.

UGI Utilities: Revenues of $442 million were up 12.5% from the year-ago figure.

Corporate & Other: This segment incurred a loss of $119 million, wider than the loss of $92 million in the comparable period last year.

Highlights of the Release

During the quarter, it completed the buyout of Pine Run Midstream, which was immediately accretive to its earnings. The company remains on track to complete the acquisition of Mountaineer Gas Company in the second half the ongoing year.

Total interest expenses of $78 million were down 6% from the prior-year figure.

Dividend Update

Concurrent to the release, the utility hiked its quarterly dividend by 4.5% to 34.5 cents per share. This marks the 34th consecutive annual dividend increase.

Guidance

The utility increased its fiscal 2021 adjusted earnings per share expectation to $2.90-$3 from the prior guidance of $2.65-$2.95. Also, it expects its earnings to grow 6-10% and dividend to rise 4% in the long term.

Zacks Rank

UGI Corp. currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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