Penn Virginia Resource Partners LP Stock Downgraded (PVR)
- PVR, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 15.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 2.4%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
- PENN VIRGINIA RES PRTNR LP has exprienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, PENN VIRGINIA RES PRTNR LP increased its bottom line by earning $1.40 versus $0.96 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 21.4% in earnings ($1.10 versus $1.40).
- The share price of PENN VIRGINIA RES PRTNR LP has not done very well: it is down 8.22% and has underperformed the S&P 500, in part reflecting the company's sharply declining earnings per share when compared to the year-earlier quarter. Turning toward the future, the fact that the stock has come down in price over the past year should not necessarily be interpreted as a negative; it could be one of the factors that may help make the stock attractive down the road. Right now, however, we believe that it is too soon to buy.
- Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market, PENN VIRGINIA RES PRTNR LP's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- Net operating cash flow has decreased to $45.17 million or 17.59% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.
-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff
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