Energy Transfer LP (ET - Free Report) is scheduled to release third-quarter 2019 results on Nov 6, after market close. This natural gas pipeline operator delivered a negative earnings surprise of 8.33% in the last reported quarter.
Let’s see how things have shaped up before the upcoming earnings announcement.
Factors at Play
The projects completed by the company in the first nine months of 2019 are likely to have aided third-quarter earnings. Energy Transfer’s diverse income sources, which are predominantly fee-based businesses, provide earnings visibility. J.C. Nolan Pipeline started commercial operations during the quarter. This is anticipated to have boosted revenues of the firm.
The Zacks Consensus Estimate for third-quarter total revenues and earnings per share is pegged at $14.3 billion and 38 cents, respectively. The revenue projection indicates a decline of 1.48% from the year-ago reported figure. Nonetheless, the earnings expectation suggests growth of 18.75% from the prior-year quarter.
What Our Quantitative Model Predicts
Our proven model does not conclusively predict an earnings beat for Energy Transfer this season. A stock needs to have both a positive Earnings ESP and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), 2 (Buy) or 3 (Hold) to surpass estimates. That is not the case here as you will see below.
Earnings ESP: The firm’s Earnings ESP is +3.41%.
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Zacks Rank: Energy Transfer carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
Stocks to Consider
Investors can consider the following players from the same sector that have the right combination of elements to post an earnings beat in the to-be-reported quarter.
Rattler Midstream LP (RTLR - Free Report) is slated to release third-quarter 2019 numbers on Nov 5. It has an Earnings ESP of +8.41% and carries a Zacks Rank #3. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.
Plains All American Pipeline LP (PAA - Free Report) is scheduled to release third-quarter 2019 numbers on Nov 5. It has an Earnings ESP of +0.42% and carries a Zacks Rank #3.
CSI Compressco LP (CCLP - Free Report) is set to release third-quarter 2019 results on Nov 6. It has an Earnings ESP of +72.73% and holds a Zacks Rank #3.
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