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Energy XXI (Nasdaq: EXXI ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Aug. 8. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
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Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Energy XXI's revenues will grow 24.0% and EPS will improve 100.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $350.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.96.
Last quarter, Energy XXI logged revenue of $336.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 30% higher than the prior-year quarter's $258.6 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $1.04. GAAP EPS of $1.04 for Q3 were 447% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.19 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 75.5%, 290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 37.7%, 1,290 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 27.2%, 2,010 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.32 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.70.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 196 members out of 208 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 43 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 42 give Energy XXI a green thumbs-up, and one give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Energy XXI is outperform, with an average price target of $43.09.
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