Nustar Energy L.p. Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?

Nustar Energy L.p. (NYSE:NS) will report earnings before markets open on Wednesday, April 24th. NuStar Energy L.P. transports and stores crude oil and refined products. The Company operates pipelines, terminals, and oil storage facilities. NuStar operates in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, and continental Europe.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Nustar Energy L.p. Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.44 per share on revenues of $659.63 million.

Analyst Trends:

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 $0.56 to a profit $0.53. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $2.06, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

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Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Nustar Energy L.p. has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 4,829 3,856 4,403 6,575 5,956
Diluted EPS ($) 4.22 3.47 3.19 2.78 -3.61

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 ($) in millions 1,927 1,736 1,902 1,745 984.77
Diluted EPS ($) 0.30 0.23 -3.56 -0.09 -0.27

Past Performance:
Nustar Energy L.p. has missed analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a bust if the company misses estimates.

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