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UGI's Loss Wider Than Expected in Q4, Revenues Rise Y/Y

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UGI Corporation (UGI - Free Report) reported a fourth-quarter fiscal 2021 loss of 34 cents per share, comparing unfavorably with the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 26 cents. The bottom line is wider than the year-ago quarter’s loss of 14 cents per share.

UGI generated GAAP earnings of $2.43 per share for the reported quarter, up from the year-ago quarter’s 5 cents.

Revenues

Revenues of $1,438 million for the fiscal fourth quarter improved 27.9% from the year-ago period’s number of $1,124 million and beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1,338 million by 7.5%.

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Segmental Revenues

AmeriGas Propane: Revenues of $482 million for the quarter under review were up 21.1% from the year-ago period’s number.

UGI International: Revenues summed $545 million, up 36% from the year-ago quarter’s figure.

Midstream & Marketing: Revenues of $320 million for the reported quarter increased 39.1% year over year.

UGI Utilities: Revenues of $156 million were up 20.9% from the year-ago quarter’s figure.

Corporate & Other: This segment incurred a loss of $65 million, wider than the loss of $34 million reported in the comparable period of last year.

Highlights of the Release

In the reported quarter, UGI completed the Mountaineer Gas Company acquisition and committed an investment of more than $100 million to renewable natural gas projects.

Total interest expenses of $77 million were up 2.7% from the prior-year figure.

Guidance

UGI expects its fiscal 2022 adjusted earnings per share (EPS) in the range of $3.05-$3.25. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for the same is $3.28, beyond the higher end of the guided range.

UGI expects EPS to grow in the 6-10% band and dividend at 4% in the long term.

Zacks Rank

UGI 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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