Constellation Energy Partners: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Constellation Energy Partners (NYSE:CEP) will report earnings after markets close on Wednesday, August 14th. Constellation Energy Partners LLC acquires, develops, and exploits oil and natural gas properties as well as related midstream assets in the United States.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Constellation Energy Partners Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $-0.04 per share on revenues of $13.53 million.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a loss of $0.01 to a profit $0.05. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.03, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Constellation Energy Partners has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 163 143 151 105 59
Diluted EPS ($) 0.33 -0.40 -11.36 0.81 -3.58

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 11.81 6.49 17.27 5.10
Diluted EPS ($) -0.21 -0.45 -3.15 -0.55

Past Performance:
Constellation Energy Partners has missed analyst estimates 3 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)

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