Precision Drilling Earnings: Here’s Why the Stock is Rising Now

Precision Drilling Corporation (NYSE:PDS) 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 up 1.79%.

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Precision Drilling Corporation Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 15.38% to $0.33 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.39 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 7.02% to $596 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Precision Drilling Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.33 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.3. It beat the average revenue estimate of $591.31 million.

Quoting Management: “I am pleased with Precision’s strong financial performance during the first quarter despite subdued North American industry activity levels that continue to disappoint many in the industry. Our success is a direct result of the investment in upwards of 70 Tier 1 rigs over the past few years”, said Kevin Neveu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Precision Drilling.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 15.62% from $515.48 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 50% from $0.22 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 $0.03 and has not changed. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.77, which is the same with that ninety days ago.

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