The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended March 31 (Q1), EXCO Resources missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue increased slightly. Non-GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly. GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins expanded across the board.
EXCO Resources chalked up revenue of $138.2 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ predicted a top line of $150.5 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 $0.13. The 10 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.08 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.13 for Q1 were 333% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.03 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.74 for Q1 against -$1.32 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 68.6%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 151.3%, much better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 114.4%, much better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $134.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.10.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $552.4 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.36.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 489 members out of 516 rating the stock outperform, and 27 members rating it underperform. Among 79 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 74 give EXCO Resources 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 EXCO Resources is hold, with an average price target of $6.25.
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