The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), YPF beat expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded. Non-GAAP earnings per share expanded. GAAP earnings per share increased.
Margins expanded across the board.
YPF reported revenue of $3.84 billion. The one analyst polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see revenue of $3.73 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 8.2% higher than the prior-year quarter's $3.54 billion.
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 $0.51. The one earnings estimate compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.56 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.51 for Q4 were 11% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.46 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.53 for Q4 were 13% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.47 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 25.0%, 410 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 12.0%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 5.4%, 20 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $3.37 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.54.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $15.56 billion. The average EPS estimate is $2.73.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 178 members out of 200 rating the stock outperform, and 22 members rating it underperform. Among 51 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 44 give YPF a green thumbs-up, and seven give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on YPF is hold, with an average price target of $13.14.
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