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Dominion Energy (D) to Post Q2 Earnings: What's in Store?

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Dominion Energy Inc. (D - Free Report) is scheduled to release second-quarter 2021 earnings on Aug 6, before the market opens. This utility delivered an earnings surprise of 0.9% in the last reported quarter.

Let’s see how things have shaped up before the upcoming earnings announcement.

Factors to Note

Dominion Energy’s second-quarter earnings are likely to have been adversely impacted by COVID deferred operating and maintenance expenses along with an increase in financing expenses.

Repurchase of shares in 2020 and the resultant reduction of shares outstanding are likely to have positively impacted second-quarter earnings. The absence of Millstone outage and regulated earnings growth are likely to have boosted its performance in the second quarter.

Expectation

Dominion Energy expects second-quarter earnings in the range of 70-80 cents per share. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the same is pegged at 77 cents per share, indicating a decline of 6.1% from the year-ago reported figure.

Quantitative Model Predicts

Our proven model does not conclusively predict an earnings beat for Dominion Energy this time around. The combination of a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) increases the odds of an earnings beat. But that is not the case here as you will see below.

Dominion Energy Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

Dominion Energy Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

Dominion Energy Inc. price-eps-surprise | Dominion Energy Inc. Quote

Earnings ESP: The company’s Earnings ESP is 0.00%.

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Zacks Rank: Currently, it carries a Zacks Rank #3.

Stocks to Consider

Investors can consider the following players from the same industry that have the right combination of elements to post an earnings beat in the to-be-reported quarter.

Exelon Corporation (EXC - Free Report) is slated to release second-quarter 2021 results on Aug 4. It has an Earnings ESP of +6.16% and a Zacks Rank #3. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

NRG Energy (NRG - Free Report) is slated to release second-quarter 2021 results on Aug 5. It has an Earnings ESP of +32.84% and a Zacks Rank #3.

Consolidated Edison (ED - Free Report) is slated to release second-quarter 2021 results on Aug 5. It has an Earnings ESP of +1.74% and a Zacks Rank #3.