InterOil Earnings: Here’s Why Shares are Down Now

InterOil Corporation (NYSE:IOC) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 3.56%.

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InterOil Corporation Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 57.89% to $0.08 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.19 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 3.59% to $350.3 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: InterOil Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.08 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $-0.12. It beat the average revenue estimate of $331.46 million.

Quoting Management: InterOil’s Chairman and Interim CEO Dr. Gaylen Byker commented, “InterOil management and the Board are firmly committed to all of our stakeholders. My mandate as Chairman is to drive the LNG partner selection process to conclusion while maximizing value for all. We believe that our partnering process puts us in an advantageous position. We all look forward to working with a qualified LNG partner, in a fashion that balances the interests of all stakeholders and satisfies the objectives of the PNG government. We are excited to be at the final stage in this process.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 1.72% from $356.44 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 78.95% from $0.38 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 $0.01 to a loss $0.07. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of $0.03 to a loss of $0.38 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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