Crosstex Energy LP Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Ambivalent Now

Crosstex Energy LP (NASDAQ:XTEX) had a loss and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 0%.

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Crosstex Energy LP Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.15 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.04 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 19.9% to $445.69 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Crosstex Energy LP reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.15 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $-0.25. It missed the average revenue estimate of $486.43 million.

Quoting Management: “We are pleased with our solid first-quarter performance. We continued to execute our business plan successfully and are on track to achieve substantial growth. We look forward to the start-up of the first phase of our Cajun-Sibon natural gas liquids pipeline expansion,” said Barry E. Davis, Crosstex President and Chief Executive Officer.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 15.26% from $525.98 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased to $-0.15 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.51 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a loss of $0.21 to a loss $0.25. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of $0.54 to a loss of $0.66 over the last ninety days.

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

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