The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Sep. 30 (Q3), Rosetta Resources whiffed on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly and GAAP earnings per share dropped significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
Rosetta Resources logged revenue of $122.8 million. The 11 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted revenue of $146.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $101.3 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 $0.76. The 18 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated $0.71 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.33 for Q3 were 46% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.61 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 76.5%, 1,160 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 27.2%, 2,720 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 14.4%, 1,720 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $167.2 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.79.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $576.8 million. The average EPS estimate is $2.70.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 288 members out of 307 rating the stock outperform, and 19 members rating it underperform. Among 76 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 73 give Rosetta Resources 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 Rosetta Resources is outperform, with an average price target of $54.53.
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