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Can Range Resources Beat These Numbers?

By Seth Jayson - Updated Apr 10, 2017 at 1:46PM

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Checking expectations

Range Resources (NYSE: RRC) is expected to report Q1 earnings on April 25. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Range Resources's revenues will grow 57.8% and EPS will increase 86.7%.

The average estimate for revenue is $389.5 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.28.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Range Resources logged revenue of $458.0 million. GAAP reported sales were 21% higher than the prior-year quarter's $345.0 million.

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

EPS details
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.46. GAAP EPS were $0.33 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.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 72.2%, 510 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.4%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.7%, much better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $1.75 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.47.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 536 members out of 584 rating the stock outperform, and 48 members rating it underperform. Among 149 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 130 give Range Resources a green thumbs-up, and 19 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 $76.39.

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