In its fourth-quarter results, the energy company posted earnings of 27 cents a share. That's 12 cents lower than the Capital IQ Consensus Estimate of 39 cents a share. Revenue for the quarter rose 28.3% from the year-ago quarter to $4.54 billion, while analysts expected $4.4 billion.
Severe weather in October and December had a negative impact on the company's oil and natural gas production in the quarter. During the quarter Chesapeake Enegery produced about 111,300 bbls of oil, 63,700 bbls of NGL and 2.9 bcf of natural gas daily.
- CHK's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 3.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 63.8%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- Powered by its strong earnings growth of 107.52% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 31.66% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, CHK should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry. The net income increased by 110.0% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$2,013.00 million to $201.00 million.
- Net operating cash flow has increased to $1,356.00 million or 43.94% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -51.05%.
- You can view the full analysis from the report here: CHK Ratings Report
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