The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Devon Energy whiffed on revenues and crushed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue contracted significantly and GAAP earnings per share dropped to a loss.
Margins contracted across the board.
Devon Energy reported revenue of $1.87 billion. The four analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $2.32 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 33% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.76 billion.
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 $0.88. The 24 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.69 per share. GAAP EPS were -$1.80 for Q3 versus $2.50 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 55.7%, 850 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 3.7%, 5,700 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -38.6%, 7,620 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
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