BreitBurn Energy Partners
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), BreitBurn Energy Partners met expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP loss per share dropped.
Margins improved across the board.
BreitBurn Energy Partners reported revenue of $109.7 million. The eight analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $110.4 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 42% higher than the prior-year quarter's $78.1 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at -$0.37. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.14 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were -$0.51 for Q4 versus -$1.25 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 58.0%, 170 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -17.8%, 6,000 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -27.5%, 6,330 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $122.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.20.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $500.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.85.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 443 members out of 456 rating the stock outperform, and 13 members rating it underperform. Among 161 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 158 give BreitBurn Energy Partners a green thumbs-up, and three give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on BreitBurn Energy Partners is outperform, with an average price target of $23.
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