Will These Numbers from Ultra Petroleum Be Good Enough for You?
Ultra Petroleum (NYS: UPL) is expected to report Q1 earnings around May 2. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Ultra Petroleum's revenues will shrink -5.3% and EPS will decrease -15.6%.
The average estimate for revenue is $214.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.27.
Last quarter, Ultra Petroleum reported revenue of $217.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 20% lower than the prior-year quarter's $270.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.51. GAAP EPS were -$3.09 for Q4 against $0.86 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 preceding quarter, gross margin was 69.6%, 450 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 30.8%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -217.3%, much worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $919.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.37.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,524 members out of 1,579 rating the stock outperform, and 55 members rating it underperform. Among 287 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 275 give Ultra Petroleum a green thumbs-up, and 12 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Ultra Petroleum is hold, with an average price target of $25.47.
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