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Why Antero’s Revenue Has Climbed since 3Q14: Earnings in Perspective

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Dec. 4 2020, Updated 10:52 a.m. ET

Antero’s 3Q16 revenue

Antero Resources (AR) reported its 3Q16 earnings on October 26, 2016. The company EIA Forecasts for Natural Gas Prices for 2016 and 2017

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Antero Resources’ 3Q16 earnings

Antero Resources’ 3Q16 EPS (earnings per share) came in at $0.18, as compared to its 3Q15 EPS of $0.05.

By comparison, upstream peer EQT (EQT) reported 3Q16 EPS of -$0.26, and Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) had 3Q16 EPS of -$0.04 per share.

Trends in AR’s revenue and EPS

AR’s YoY (year-over-year) revenue growth has been remarkable compared to 3Q14 levels. AR’s 3Q16 revenue rose ~37% YoY, as compared to its YoY revenue growth in 3Q15 of 11% and ~27% in 2Q16.

In comparison, Antero Resources’ upstream peers Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) and Noble Energy (NBL) saw YoY revenue growths of -11.0% and 11% in 3Q16, respectively.

AR’s EPS has fallen since 3Q14, though it remained positive—unlike many of its upstream peers.

Key management comments

In the 3Q16 earnings conference, Antero Chief Executive Officer Paul Rady stated: “Our business plan remains focused on driving down development costs, optimizing recoveries, achieving best-in-class realized pricing, and pure leading margins, and these will ultimately lead to value creation for our shareholders.”

Rady added that “Our consolidation efforts have proved successful thus far, and we see a number of exciting opportunities that lie ahead.”

Next, we’ll discuss another key highlight from 3Q16.

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