Buckeye Partners, L.P. BPL reported third-quarter 2018 earnings of 57 cents per unit, lagging the Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings of 68 cents by 16.2%. Moreover, the bottom line was also down on year over year by 29.6%.
In the quarter under review, Buckeye Partners’ total revenues came in at $909.6 million, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $920 million by 1.1%.
Moreover, the top line slipped 1.4% year over year due to lower revenues from transportation, storage and other services.
Buckeye Partners L.P. Price, Consensus and EPS Surprise
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In the third quarter, the partnership’s adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) from continuing operations decreased 8.5% from the prior-year quarter’s level to $253.7 million.
Total costs and expenses were $1,301.4 million, up 72.5% from the year-earlier number. The firm’s reported operating loss of $391.8 million came in against the operating income of $168.3 million in the year-ago quarter.
As of Sep 30, 2018, Buckeye Partners had cash and cash equivalents of $0.7 million compared with $2.2 million as of Dec 31, 2017.
Long-term debt as of Sep 30, 2018 was $4,985.2 million, higher than $4,658.3 million as of Dec 31, 2017.
Total capital expenditure in the third quarter was $107 million, up 6.2% from $100.7 million a year ago.
Buckeye Partners carries a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell).
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Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. NOG is expected to report third-quarter 2018 earnings on Nov 8. It has an Earnings ESP of +2.61% and a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
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