Vanguard Natural Resources (NYSE: VNR ) is expected to report Q4 earnings on March 1. 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 Vanguard Natural Resources's revenues will grow 20.4% and EPS will wane -55.3%.
The average estimate for revenue is $103.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.34.
Last quarter, Vanguard Natural Resources reported revenue of $78.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 6.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $74.4 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 $0.34. GAAP EPS were -$1.29 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 preceding quarter, gross margin was 66.3%, 420 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -45.0%, 22,950 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -87.1%, 18,910 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $339.2 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.25.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 258 members out of 270 rating the stock outperform, and 12 members rating it underperform. Among 60 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 58 give Vanguard Natural Resources a green thumbs-up, and two give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Vanguard Natural Resources is outperform, with an average price target of $31.94.
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