Susser Petroleum Partners Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Ambivalent Now

Susser Petroleum Partners LP (NYSE:SUSP) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.

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Susser Petroleum Partners LP  Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results:

Revenue: Rose 0.36% to $1.08 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: reported adjusted EPS income of $0.38 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.41. It missed the average revenue estimate of $1.08 billion.

Quoting Management: “We delivered another strong quarter, with solid year-on-year growth in same store merchandise sales, higher fuel volumes and increased fuel margins in both retail and wholesale segments,” said Sam L. Susser, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 6.74% from $1.01 billion in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 22.45% from $0.49 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.39 to a profit $0.42. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $1.54 to a profit of $1.69 over the last ninety days.

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