Plains All American Pipeline Earnings: Here’s Why the Stock is Falling Now

Plains All American Pipeline LP (NYSE:PAA) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 1.96%.

Plains All American Pipeline LP Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 31.71% to $0.56 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.82 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 5.2% to $10.3 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Plains All American Pipeline LP reported adjusted EPS income of $0.56 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.6. It beat the average revenue estimate of $9.88 billion.

Quoting Management: “PAA delivered solid second-quarter results, exceeding the high-end of our guidance and in line with our updated outlook provided in late May,” said Greg L. Armstrong, Chairman and CEO of Plains All American. “These results include an approximate $25 million adverse impact associated with certain operational issues that occurred during the second quarter of 2013.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 3.06% from $10.62 billion in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 55.56% from $1.26 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: 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 $0.62 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $2.85 to a profit of $3.12 over the last ninety days.

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