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What: Goodrich Petroleum Corp.
So what: The earnings release did not explain the big disappointment, but noted that prices declined from the year-ago quarter. Despite a 13% increase in revenue, net cash provided by operating activities declined 34% year-over-year.
Now what: Management said it expects 2011 production volumes to grow 10% to 20% after factoring in a recent divestiture, and it anticipates further reductions in per-unit lease operating expenses. It did not comment on the pricing outlook. The company has not reported a profitable quarter since the third quarter of 2008, and had impairment charges of $235 million and $209 million in 2010 and 2009, respectively. Today's earnings release suggests investors should stay on the sidelines pending evidence the company can return to profitability.
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