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What: Shares of LRR Energy (NYSE:LRE) dropped as much as 10% today after the company released earnings.
So what: Revenue dropped nearly 50%, to $15.8 million, and the company swung to a loss of $7.5 million, or $0.32 per share. Analysts had expected $28.4 million in revenue, and earnings of $0.13 per share.
Now what: Production is definitely falling behind expectations, and management expects full-year production to be between 6,250 and 6,550 Boe/day. The good news is that management is paying a $0.4825 per share distribution to shareholders who owned the stock yesterday. The company can't continue that distribution with these results, so I'd be cautious buying shares after the company lost money last quarter.
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