Analysts Have Just Cut Their Hurricane Energy plc (LON:HUR) Revenue Estimates By 13%

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Simply Wall St
Published
May 25, 2021
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Market forces rained on the parade of Hurricane Energy plc (LON:HUR) shareholders today, when the analysts downgraded their forecasts for this year. There was a fairly draconian cut to their revenue estimates, perhaps an implicit admission that previous forecasts were much too optimistic.

Following the downgrade, the consensus from three analysts covering Hurricane Energy is for revenues of US$171m in 2021, implying a sizeable 25% decline in sales compared to the last 12 months. Prior to the latest estimates, the analysts were forecasting revenues of US$197m in 2021. The consensus view seems to have become more pessimistic on Hurricane Energy, noting the substantial drop in revenue estimates in this update.

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These estimates are interesting, but it can be useful to paint some more broad strokes when seeing how forecasts compare, both to the Hurricane Energy's past performance and to peers in the same industry. These estimates imply that sales are expected to slow, with a forecast annualised revenue decline of 25% by the end of 2021. This indicates a significant reduction from annual growth of 887% over the last year. By contrast, our data suggests that other companies (with analyst coverage) in the same industry are forecast to see their revenue grow 3.6% annually for the foreseeable future. So although its revenues are forecast to shrink, this cloud does not come with a silver lining - Hurricane Energy is expected to lag the wider industry.

The Bottom Line

The most important thing to take away is that analysts cut their revenue estimates for this year. They're also anticipating slower revenue growth than the wider market. Overall, given the drastic downgrade to this year's forecasts, we'd be feeling a little more wary of Hurricane Energy going forwards.

Of course, this isn't the full story. We have estimates for Hurricane Energy from its three analysts out until 2024, and you can see them free on our platform here.

Of course, seeing company management invest large sums of money in a stock can be just as useful as knowing whether analysts are downgrading their estimates. So you may also wish to search this free list of stocks that insiders are buying.

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