Weatherford International Ltd. (NYSE:WFT) delivered a profit and met 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.
Weatherford International Ltd. Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 11.76% to $0.15 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.17 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Rose 3.23% to $3.87 billion from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Weatherford International Ltd. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.15 per share. By that measure, the company met the mean analyst estimate of $0.15. It missed the average revenue estimate of $3.88 billion.
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Revenue increased 0.81% from $3.84 billion in the previous quarter. EPS were the same at $0.15 as the previous quarter.
Looking Forward: 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 $0.25 to a profit $0.23. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $0.88 to a profit of $0.80 over the last ninety days.
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