In this video, Motley Fool energy analysts Joel South and Taylor Muckerman discuss some takeaways they saw come out of SandRidge's (NYSE:SD) Q1 earnings report. The company beat estimates, but the real story here is how SandRidge will be looking to cut capital expenditure costs by reducing its total number of rigs, a move that will bring about slowing growth rates. Joel tells investors what to expect from SandRidge this year, and what the pluses and minuses are for the company's capex pullback.

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