The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Rosetta Resources missed estimates on revenues and whiffed on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly. GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Gross margins were steady, operating margins dropped, net margins dropped.
Rosetta Resources chalked up revenue of $178.3 million. The 12 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $183.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 57% higher than the prior-year quarter's $136.3 million.
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 $0.79. The 21 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.93 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.79 for Q4 were 30% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.61 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.80 for Q4 were 31% higher 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 quarter, gross margin was 84.8%, much about the same as the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 36.6%, 330 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 19.8%, 380 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $191.6 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.95.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $842.0 million. The average EPS estimate is $4.26.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 290 members out of 308 rating the stock outperform, and 18 members rating it underperform. Among 80 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 77 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 $56.92.
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