Swift Energy (NYSE: SFY ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on May 2. 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 Swift Energy's revenues will grow 0.7% and EPS will expand 37.5%.
The average estimate for revenue is $136.8 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.11.
Last quarter, Swift Energy reported revenue of $157.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.5% higher than the prior-year quarter's $155.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.26. GAAP EPS of $0.26 for Q4 were 45% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.47 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 90.0%, 160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 23.3%, 460 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 7.1%, 610 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $595.5 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.59.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 256 members out of 280 rating the stock outperform, and 24 members rating it underperform. Among 50 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 45 give Swift Energy a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Swift Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $28.92.
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