Rosetta Resources (Nasdaq: ROSE ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 25. 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 Rosetta Resources's revenues will increase 34.0% and EPS will increase 50.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $182.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.92.
Last quarter, Rosetta Resources notched revenue of $122.8 million. GAAP reported sales were 46% higher than the prior-year quarter's $103.2 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 $0.76. GAAP EPS of $0.33 for Q3 were 46% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.61 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 80.8%, 750 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 22.2%, 3,120 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.7%, 1,930 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $601.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.93.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 291 members out of 309 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 81 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 78 give Rosetta Resources a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Rosetta Resources is outperform, with an average price target of $54.53.
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