EV Energy Partners Beats Analyst Estimates on EPS
EV Energy Partners (NAS: EVEP) reported earnings on May 9. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), EV Energy Partners whiffed on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared with the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Gross margins shrank, operating margins increased, net margins grew.
EV Energy Partners logged revenue of $77.7 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $96.1 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 27% higher than the prior-year quarter's $61.0 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.54. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.51 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.69 for Q1 compared to -$1.14 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 58.2%, 730 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.8%, 5,280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 36.8%, 9,250 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $97.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.53.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $403.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.20.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 401 members out of 416 rating the stock outperform, and 15 members rating it underperform. Among 128 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 126 give EV Energy Partners a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on EV Energy Partners is buy, with an average price target of $94.33.
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