FX Energy Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Ambivalent Now

FX Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:FXEN) had a loss and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.

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FX Energy Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.22 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.00 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 10.49% to $9.48 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: FX Energy Inc. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.22 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0. It missed the average revenue estimate of $9.71 million.

Quoting Management: Clay Newton, FX’s Vice President Finance, remarked: “The Company expects production to begin at its Lisewo-1 and Komorze-3K wells during the second half of 2013. Just as production from new wells and facilities in Poland has boosted recent results, we expect Lisewo-1 and Komorze-3K will provide similar benefits in the second half of this year.”

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Revenue decreased 4.15% from $9.89 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased to $-0.22 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.12 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 profit of $0.03 to a loss $0. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $0.11 to a profit of $0.06 over the last ninety days.

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