The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Swift Energy missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
Swift Energy tallied revenue of $128.8 million. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated a top line of $132.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 10% lower than the prior-year quarter's $143.1 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 $0.07. The 14 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.03 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.07 for Q3 were 82% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.39 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 79.3%, 240 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 15.0%, 1,000 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 2.4%, 950 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $160.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.25.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $563.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.44.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 255 members out of 281 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 48 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 43 give Swift 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 Swift Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $32.50.
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