Murphy Oil (NYSE: MUR ) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 31. 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 Murphy Oil's revenues will decrease -0.7% and EPS will increase 0.7%.
The average estimate for revenue is $7.14 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.53.
Last quarter, Murphy Oil recorded revenue of $6.64 billion. GAAP reported sales were 4.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $6.95 billion.
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 $1.08. GAAP EPS of $1.88 for Q1 were 27% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.48 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 15.8%, 210 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.4%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.4%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $28.52 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.63.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 494 members out of 510 rating the stock outperform, and 16 members rating it underperform. Among 113 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 107 give Murphy Oil a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Murphy Oil is hold, with an average price target of $65.92.
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