Devon Energy Corp Stock Hold Recommendation Reiterated (DVN)
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- Regardless of the drop in revenue, the company managed to outperform against the industry average of 3.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 0.1%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
- Despite currently having a low debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, it is higher than that of the industry average, inferring that management of debt levels may need to be evaluated further. Regardless of the somewhat mixed results with the debt-to-equity ratio, the company's quick ratio of 1.39 is sturdy.
- DEVON ENERGY CORP 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. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. However, the consensus estimate suggests that this trend should reverse in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, DEVON ENERGY CORP swung to a loss, reporting -$0.48 versus $5.13 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($3.65 versus -$0.48).
- The gross profit margin for DEVON ENERGY CORP is rather low; currently it is at 25.00%. It has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -13.83% is significantly below that of the industry average.
- Net operating cash flow has decreased to $1,143.00 million or 43.13% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing to the industry average, the firm's growth rate is much lower.
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