The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Rex Energy missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased significantly and GAAP loss per share contracted.
Gross margins contracted, operating margins grew, net margins improved.
Rex Energy tallied revenue of $33.8 million. The five analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for a top line of $35.8 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 44% higher than the prior-year quarter's $23.4 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.11. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.08 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.03 for Q1 compared to -$0.17 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 63.6%, 570 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 10.2%, 6,020 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -4.8%, 2,720 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $37.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.06.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $164.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.34.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 343 members out of 362 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 60 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 55 give Rex Energy a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Rex Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $15.35.
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