Quarter: EV Energy Partners swung to a third-quarter loss of $2.8 million, or 23 cents, from a profit of $204 million, or $10.14, a year earlier. Revenue fell 49% to $30 million. The balance sheet holds $25 million of cash and $292 million of debt. During the past three years, revenue has doubled annually, on average.
Performance: EV Energy Partners returned 183% in the past year, trouncing U.S. indices. It sells for a price-to-book ratio of 1.3 and a price-to-cash-flow ratio of 5.7, significant discounts to industry averages. Of four analysts covering the partnership, three advocate purchasing units and one says to hold them. Raymond James (RJF) expects them to appreciate 19% to $38. They yield 9.5%.