The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Occidental Petroleum missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped. Non-GAAP earnings per share dropped. GAAP earnings per share dropped.
Margins dropped across the board.
Occidental Petroleum booked revenue of $5.87 billion. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected a top line of $6.47 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 6.3% lower than the prior-year quarter's $6.27 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 $1.69. The 21 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $1.55 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.69 for Q1 were 12% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.92 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.68 for Q1 were 13% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.92 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 39.1%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 39.1%, 260 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 23.1%, 180 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $6.44 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.76.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $25.85 billion. The average EPS estimate is $7.16.
The stock has a four-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 1,367 members out of 1,412 rating the stock outperform, and 45 members rating it underperform. Among 271 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 261 give Occidental Petroleum a green thumbs-up, and 10 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Occidental Petroleum is outperform, with an average price target of $99.73.
Can your portfolio provide you with enough income to last through retirement? You'll need more than Occidental Petroleum. Learn how to maximize your investment income and "Secure Your Future With 9 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks." Click here for instant access to this free report.
- Add Occidental Petroleum to My Watchlist.