Crosstex Energy (Nasdaq: XTXI) reported earnings on Aug. 7. Here are the numbers you need to know.

The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Crosstex Energy whiffed on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.

Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped significantly and GAAP loss per share grew.

Gross margins increased, operating margins grew, net margins contracted.

Revenue details
Crosstex Energy reported revenue of $351.2 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for revenue of $516.9 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 38% lower than the prior-year quarter's $565.2 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
EPS came in at -$0.03. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted -$0.01 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.04 for Q2 versus -$0.02 per share for the prior-year quarter.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Margin details
For the quarter, gross margin was 17.0%, 490 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 5.1%, 120 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -0.5%, 30 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $562.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is -$0.02.

Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.91 billion. The average EPS estimate is -$0.08.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 307 members out of 356 rating the stock outperform, and 49 members rating it underperform. Among 105 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 87 give Crosstex Energy a green thumbs-up, and 18 give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Crosstex Energy is hold, with an average price target of $18.00.

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