The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Range Resources beat expectations on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly. GAAP earnings per share expanded.
Margins increased across the board.
Range Resources booked revenue of $458.0 million. The 21 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw sales of $402.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 9.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $420.2 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 $0.46. The 36 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.28 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.46 for Q4 were 39% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.33 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.32 for Q4 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.
For the quarter, gross margin was 78.5%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 30.5%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.6%, much better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $399.7 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.24.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.76 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.18.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 543 members out of 594 rating the stock outperform, and 51 members rating it underperform. Among 169 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 146 give Range Resources a green thumbs-up, and 23 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Range Resources is outperform, with an average price target of $77.06.
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