Why Is Anadarko Petroleum (APC) Down 6.6% Since Last Earnings Report?

It has been about a month since the last earnings report for Anadarko Petroleum (APC). Shares have lost about 6.6% in that time frame, underperforming the S&P 500.

Will the recent negative trend continue leading up to its next earnings release, or is Anadarko Petroleum due for a breakout? Before we dive into how investors and analysts have reacted as of late, let's take a quick look at its most recent earnings report in order to get a better handle on the important catalysts.

Anadarko Q2 Earnings Miss, Revenues Beat Estimates

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation reported second-quarter 2018 earnings of 54 cents per share, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 60 cents by 10%. In the year-ago quarter, the company had however, incurred a loss of 77 cents.

On a GAAP basis, Anadarko Petroleum's earnings were 5 cents per share, rebounding from the prior-year quarter's loss of 76 cents.

Total Revenues

In the reported quarter, Anadarko Petroleum's revenues of $3,291 million surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2,973 million by 10.7%. Also, the top line was up 21.2% year over year. The strong performance was primarily driven by increased U.S. onshore oil volumes.

Operational Highlights

In the quarter under review, the company's average daily sales volume was 637,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOE/d). U.S. Onshore assets delivered sales volumes of 417,000 BOE/d on a divestiture-adjusted basis, an increase of 18.5% from the prior-year quarter.

The company's total costs and expenses in the second quarter declined 11.2% year over year to $2,472 million, primarily due to lower exploration and Oil and gas transportation expenses.

Interest expenses came in at $237 million, increasing 3.5% from $229 million in the year-ago quarter.

Financial Condition

Anadarko Petroleum had cash and cash equivalents of $2,321 million as of Jun 30, 2018, down substantially from $4,553 million as of Dec 31, 2017.

Long-term debt as of Jun 30, 2018 was $15,355 million, reflecting a reduction from $15,547 million as of Dec 31, 2017.

The company's net cash flow from operating activities during the quarter under consideration was $1,225 million compared with $857 million recorded in the prior-year period.


Anadarko Petroleum expects average daily oil sales volume in the range of 652,000-707,000 BOE/d for third-quarter 2018.

It expects capital expenditure in the band of $1,050-$1,250 million for third-quarter 2018.

Anadarko Petroleum anticipates average daily oil sales volume in the range of 658,000-685,000 BOE/d for 2018.

It estimates 2018 capital expenditure between $4,500 million and $4,800 million.

How Have Estimates Been Moving Since Then?

It turns out, fresh estimates flatlined during the past month. The consensus estimate has shifted -6.31% due to these changes.

VGM Scores

Currently, Anadarko Petroleum has a great Growth Score of A, though it is lagging a lot on the Momentum Score front with an F. However, the stock was allocated a grade of B on the value side, putting it in the second quintile for this investment strategy.

Overall, the stock has an aggregate VGM Score of B. If you aren't focused on one strategy, this score is the one you should be interested in.

Our style scores indicate that the stock is more suitable for growth investors than value investors.


Anadarko Petroleum has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). We expect an in-line return from the stock in the next few months.

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