YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.06 Per Share

Equities analysts expect that YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) will post earnings of $0.06 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have issued estimates for YPF’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at ($0.08) and the highest estimate coming in at $0.32. YPF reported earnings of $0.33 per share in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 81.8%. The firm is expected to report its next earnings results on Tuesday, August 6th.

On average, analysts expect that YPF will report full year earnings of $1.00 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.41 to $1.58. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $1.39 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.42 to $2.24. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow YPF.

YPF (NYSE:YPF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 9th. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.54) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.53 by ($1.07). The business had revenue of $3.37 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.61 billion. YPF had a net margin of 4.70% and a return on equity of 6.75%.

YPF has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of YPF from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, May 18th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of YPF from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st.

YPF traded up $0.13 during trading on Thursday, hitting $15.61. The stock had a trading volume of 90,845 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,033,409. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.20 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 4.71 and a beta of 1.18. YPF has a 12 month low of $11.98 and a 12 month high of $18.73. The company has a current ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79. The company has a 50 day simple moving average of $17.61.

The business also recently declared an annual dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 10th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, July 10th were given a $0.138 dividend. This represents a yield of 0.75%. This is a positive change from YPF’s previous annual dividend of $0.08. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, July 9th. YPF’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 4.23%.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Nwam LLC boosted its position in shares of YPF by 10.2% during the 2nd quarter. Nwam LLC now owns 15,177 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $276,000 after acquiring an additional 1,402 shares in the last quarter. Investors Research Corp acquired a new position in YPF in the first quarter valued at about $29,000. Boston Partners boosted its position in YPF by 1.2% in the first quarter. Boston Partners now owns 186,321 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $2,610,000 after buying an additional 2,211 shares in the last quarter. Avalon Advisors LLC boosted its position in YPF by 7.4% in the first quarter. Avalon Advisors LLC now owns 70,255 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $984,000 after buying an additional 4,852 shares in the last quarter. Finally, KBC Group NV acquired a new position in YPF in the second quarter valued at about $134,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 26.37% of the company’s stock.

YPF Company Profile

YPF Sociedad Anónima, an energy company, operates in the oil and gas upstream and downstream activities in Argentina. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It is also involved in the refining, marketing, transportation, and distribution of oil, petroleum products, petroleum derivatives, petrochemicals, LPG, and bio-fuels, as well as in gas separation and natural gas distribution operations.

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