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Plains Exploration & Production Company (NYSE:PXP)
Revenue
\$3,273 Mil (TTM As of Mar. 2013)

Plains Exploration & Production Company's revenue for the three months ended in Mar. 2013 was \$1,232 Mil. Its revenue for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2013 was \$3,273 Mil. Plains Exploration & Production Company's revenue per share for the three months ended in Mar. 2013 was \$9.27. Its revenue per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2013 was \$24.81.

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Definition

Also referred as sales, revenue is income that a company receives from its normal business activities, usually from the sale of goods and services to customers. Revenue is often referred to as the "top line" due to its position on the income statement at the very top.

Plains Exploration & Production Company Revenue for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Mar. 2013 was 566.724 (Jun. 2012 ) + 605.104 (Sep. 2012 ) + 869.204 (Dec. 2012 ) + 1232.115 (Mar. 2013 ) = \$3,273 Mil.

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Explanation

In ranking the predictability, companies with more consistent revenue and earnings growth are ranked high with predictability.

Peter Lynch categorized companies according to their revenue growth:

 Slow Grower: Inflation < 10-Year Revenue Growth Rate < 10%:
 Stalwart: 10% < 10-Year Revenue Growth Rate < 20%:
 Fast Grower: 10-Year Revenue Growth Rate > 20%:

His favorite companies are stalwart, those growing between 10-20% a year.

Companies in cyclical industries may see their revenue fluctuate wildly in good years and bad years.

Be Aware

Revenue can be manipulated by changing the way how revenue is booked. Companies may book sales before the payment is received, or before the revenue is fully earned. These will be added to balance sheet items such as account payable or account receivables.

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Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

Plains Exploration & Production Company Annual Data

 Dec03 Dec04 Dec05 Dec06 Dec07 Dec08 Dec09 Dec10 Dec11 Dec12 Revenue 304 672 944 1,019 1,273 2,403 1,187 1,545 1,964 2,565

Plains Exploration & Production Company Quarterly Data

 Dec10 Mar11 Jun11 Sep11 Dec11 Mar12 Jun12 Sep12 Dec12 Mar13 Revenue 408 430 515 502 518 524 567 605 869 1,232
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