Vanguard Natural Resources Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Finally End?

Vanguard Natural Resources (NYSE:VNR) will report earnings after markets close on Tuesday, April 30th. Vanguard Natural Resources LLC. is an independent natural gas and oil company. The Company develops and exploits mature, long-lived natural gas and oil properties.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Vanguard Natural Resources Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.28 per share on revenues of $112.91 million.

Analyst Trends:

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 $0.34 to a profit $0.35. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $1.37, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Vanguard Natural Resources has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 101.60 54.60 93.15 319.58 347.20
Diluted EPS ($) -0.32 -6.74 1.00 1.95 -3.11

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 ($) in millions 21.95 56.74 151.92 27.86 110.69
Diluted EPS ($) -0.4212 -0.04 1.98 -1.29 -3.433

Past Performance:
Vanguard Natural Resources 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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