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Murphy USA (MUSA) Reports Q4 Earnings: What Key Metrics Have to Say
For the quarter ended December 2022, Murphy USA (MUSA - Free Report) reported revenue of $5.37 billion, up 12.6% over the same period last year. EPS came in at $5.21, compared to $4.23 in the year-ago quarter.
The reported revenue compares to the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $5.51 billion, representing a surprise of -2.68%. The company delivered an EPS surprise of -15.42%, with the consensus EPS estimate being $6.16.
While investors closely watch year-over-year changes in headline numbers -- revenue and earnings -- and how they compare to Wall Street expectations to determine their next course of action, some key metrics always provide a better insight into a company's underlying performance.
Since these metrics play a crucial role in driving the top- and bottom-line numbers, comparing them with the year-ago numbers and what analysts estimated about them helps investors better project a stock's price performance.
Here is how Murphy USA performed in the just reported quarter in terms of the metrics most widely monitored and projected by Wall Street analysts:
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Shares of Murphy USA have returned -0.3% over the past month versus the Zacks S&P 500 composite's +6.3% change. The stock currently has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), indicating that it could outperform the broader market in the near term.