After pulling data from Benzinga Pro it seems like during Q2, PDC Energy PDCE earned $240.99 million, a 26.11% increase from the preceding quarter. PDC Energy's sales decreased to $228.87 million, a 19.99% change since Q1. In Q1, PDC Energy brought in $286.04 million in sales but only earned $191.10 million.
Why ROCE Is Significant
Changes in earnings and sales indicate shifts in PDC Energy's Return on Capital Employed, a measure of yearly pre-tax profit relative to capital employed by a business. Generally, a higher ROCE suggests successful growth of a company and is a sign of higher earnings per share in the future. In Q2, PDC Energy posted an ROCE of 0.1%.
It is important to keep in mind ROCE evaluates past performance and is not used as a predictive tool. It is a good measure of a company's recent performance, but several factors could affect earnings and sales in the near future.
ROCE is an important metric for the comparison of similar companies. A relatively high ROCE shows PDC Energy is potentially operating at a higher level of efficiency than other companies in its industry. If the company is generating high profits with its current level of capital, some of that money can be reinvested in more capital which will generally lead to higher returns and earnings per share growth.
In PDC Energy's case, the positive ROCE ratio will be something investors pay attention to before making long-term financial decisions.
Upcoming Earnings Estimate
PDC Energy reported Q2 earnings per share at $1.66/share, which beat analyst predictions of $1.13/share.
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