Natural Gas Services Group: Here’s What Investors Need to Know Before Earnings

Natural Gas Services Group (NYSE:NGS) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, May 9th. Natural Gas Services Group manufactures, sells, and rents gas compression and low emissions flare systems.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Natural Gas Services Group Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.26 per share on revenues of $21.66 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 20.73.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a neutral outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings is a profit of $0.27 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.12, which is better than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Natural Gas Services Group has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 85.34 67.80 53.91 65.16 93.72
Diluted EPS ($) 1.28 0.91 0.58 0.80 1.03

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

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 18.64 26.38 24.51 19.29 23.55
Diluted EPS ($) 0.2472 0.29 0.24 0.21 0.2893

Past Performance:
Natural Gas Services Group has beat analyst estimates 2 times in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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