Q2/23 revenue and earnings per share (EPS) were below forecasts due to lower-than-expected natural gas production and prices, reported ROTH Capital Partners analyst John White in an Aug. 7 research note. Tellurian is building liquefied natural gas (LNG) infrastructure and developing resources along the U.S.' Gulf Coast.
"Tellurian continues to execute its integrated strategy by progressing construction of its Driftwood project and through the production and sales of natural gas," White wrote. Driftwood LNG is the company's new liquefied natural gas export facility being built in Louisiana.
Material Gain Projected
Despite this underperformance in Q2/23, which ended June 30, 2023, ROTH maintained its US$3.30 per share target price on the Texas-based energy firm.
Given it is currently trading at about US$1.66 per share, the return to target implies a significant return for investors of 99%.
Tellurian is still a Buy.
Production Up Year Over Year
White presented Tellurian's Q2/23 results.
The natural gas company generated US$32 million (US$32M) in revenues, not even half of ROTH's estimate of US$76.6 million (US$76.6M).
Similarly, Q2/23 EPS came in at (US$0.11), also below ROTH's forecast of US$0.03.
Tellurian produced 17,200,000,000 cubic feet (17.2 Bcf) of natural gas, which compares to 9 Bcf produced at the same time last year.
White reported that the construction of Driftwood LNG is progressing "very well." To date, more than 9,000 piles have been driven, and more than 10,000 cubic feet of concrete have been poured for the first plant and the storage tanks.
Regarding the second plant, preparations for piling work were just completed.
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