The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), Range Resources beat slightly on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share increased significantly. GAAP loss per share grew.
Margins contracted across the board.
Range Resources logged revenue of $398.2 million. The 16 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ looked for a top line of $392.7 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
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 $0.33. The 31 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.29 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.33 for Q1 were 120% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.15 per share. GAAP EPS were -$0.47 for Q1 compared to -$0.26 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 60.5%, 600 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was -25.2%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -23.7%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $416.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.32.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $1.75 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.49.
The stock has a two-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 534 members out of 583 rating the stock outperform, and 49 members rating it underperform. Among 152 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 133 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 $79.78.
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