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What to Expect From Pinnacle West (PNW) in Q1 Earnings?

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Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (PNW - Free Report) is scheduled to release first-quarter 2022 results on May 4 before market open. Pinnacle West Capital delivered an earnings surprise of 242.9% in the last reported quarter.

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

Factors to Consider

The solid demand from the commercial and residential groups and an expanding retail customer base are likely to have boosted Pinnacle West Capital’s first-quarter earnings. The continuous effort to rein on the operating expenses is also expected to have boosted earnings.

However, the disappointing rate decision in 2021 is likely to have acted as a headwind for first-quarter earnings. Also, the expected increase in expenses is likely to have adversely impacted earnings in the first quarter.

Expectations

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for first-quarter earnings per share is pegged at 5 cents, indicating an 84.4% decline from the year-ago quarter’s reported figure.

The Zacks Consensus Estimate for first-quarter 2022 revenues is pegged at $715.9 million, indicating a 2.8% rise from the year-ago quarter’s reported figure.

What Our Quantitative Model Predicts

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

Earnings ESP: Pinnacle West Capital has an Earnings ESP of 0.00%. You can uncover the best stocks to buy or sell before they’re reported with our Earnings ESP Filter.

Zacks Rank: Currently, Pinnacle West Capital carries a Zacks Rank #3. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

Stocks to Consider

Investors can consider the following players from the same industry who have the right combination of elements to beat earnings in this reporting cycle.

WEC Energy Group (WEC - Free Report) is likely to come up with an earnings beat when it reports first-quarter results on May 2 before market open. WEC Energy has an Earnings ESP of +1.69% and carries a Zacks Rank #3 at present. WEC’s long-term earnings growth is projected at 6.1%.

MGE Energy (MGEE - Free Report) is likely to come up with an earnings beat when it reports first-quarter results on May 5 before market open. MGE Energy has an Earnings ESP of +3.63% and carries a Zacks Rank #2 at present. MGEE’s long-term earnings growth is projected at 6.1%.

Dominion Energy (D - Free Report) is likely to come up with an earnings beat when it reports first-quarter results on May 5 before market open. Dominion Energy has an Earnings ESP of +0.86% and carries a Zacks Rank #3 at present. D’s long-term earnings growth is projected at 6.1%.

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