Can Murphy Oil Meet These Numbers?
Murphy Oil (NYS: MUR) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 1. 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 Murphy Oil's revenues will expand 2.5% and EPS will drop -31.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $7.17 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.02.
Last quarter, Murphy Oil recorded revenue of $7.39 billion. GAAP reported sales were 8.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $6.80 billion.
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 $0.84. GAAP EPS were $0.81 for Q4 versus -$0.59 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 15.8%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.6%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.1%, 380 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $27.76 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.31.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 496 members out of 512 rating the stock outperform, and 16 members rating it underperform. Among 109 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 103 give Murphy Oil a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Murphy Oil is hold, with an average price target of $65.92.
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