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SCANA (SCG) Reports Loss in Q4

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SCANA Corp.’s (SCG) fourth quarter loss per share of $3.11 missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of earnings of 98 cents. The bottom line also deteriorated from the year-ago comparable quarter figure of 87 cents per share. nuclear project.

Estimate Revision Trend & Surprise History: Investors should note that the Zacks Consensus Estimate has remained unchanged in the last thirty days.

SCANA Corporation Price and EPS Surprise


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Nonetheless, SCANA has an unimpressive earnings surprise history. Before posting the earnings beat in Q4, the company delivered negative surprises in three of the prior four quarters. Overall, the company has a negative earnings surprise of 1.40% in the trailing four quarters.

Revenues: SCANA posted revenues of $1,158 million up from the year-ago number of $1,057 million.

Key Stats:

South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G): Quarterly loss from this segment – SCANA’s principal subsidiary – was $3.16 per share compared to earnings of 65 cents in the year-ago quarter.

PSNC Energy: This segment recorded profit of 20 cents per share during the fourth quarter compared with 19 cents reported in the prior-year quarter.

SCANA Energy-Georgia: The segment – comprising SCANA’s retail natural gas marketing business in Georgia – posted earnings of 7 cents per share, up 40% from 5 cents in the fourth quarter of 2016.

Corporate and Other, Net: This business segment posted loss of 22 cents per share wider than te loss of 2 cents in the year-ago quarter.

Zacks Rank: Currently, SCANA carries a Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) which is subject to change following the earnings announcement. While things apparently look favorable, it all depends on what sense the just-released report makes to the analysts.

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