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It's Showtime for Breitburn Energy Partners

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

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Checking expectations

Breitburn Energy Partners (Nasdaq: BBEP) is expected to report Q1 earnings around April 26. 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 Breitburn Energy Partners's revenues will expand 38.2% and EPS will expand 133.3%.

The average estimate for revenue is $129.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.14.

Revenue details
Last quarter, Breitburn Energy Partners reported revenue of $113.2 million. GAAP reported sales were 3.0% higher than the prior-year quarter's $109.9 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 $1.17. GAAP EPS were -$0.13 for Q4 versus -$0.51 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 52.7%, 500 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 6.8%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -9.1%, much better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead

The full year's average estimate for revenue is $566.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.79.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 514 members out of 528 rating the stock outperform, and 14 members rating it underperform. Among 170 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 165 give Breitburn Energy Partners 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 Breitburn Energy Partners is outperform, with an average price target of $22.54.

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