Continental Resources (NYSE: CLR ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Feb. 27. 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 Continental Resources's revenues will grow 27.1% and EPS will expand 4.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $656.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.87.
Last quarter, Continental Resources chalked up revenue of $642.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 49% higher than the prior-year quarter's $431.6 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.87. GAAP EPS of $0.24 for Q3 were 90% lower than the prior-year quarter's $2.44 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 80.6%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.8%, 15,210 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 6.9%, 9,480 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.41 billion. The average EPS estimate is $3.23.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 705 members out of 738 rating the stock outperform, and 33 members rating it underperform. Among 129 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 120 give Continental Resources a green thumbs-up, and nine give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Continental Resources is outperform, with an average price target of $88.03.
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