CONSOL Energy (NYSE: CNX ) reported earnings on July 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), CONSOL Energy beat expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped and GAAP earnings per share expanded significantly.
Margins grew across the board.
CONSOL Energy tallied revenue of $1.45 billion. The 13 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ foresaw sales of $1.31 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 6.9% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.56 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.31. The 23 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.33 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.67 for Q2 were 97% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.34 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 37.1%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 18.4%, 850 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 10.5%, 550 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.36 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.44.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $5.49 billion. The average EPS estimate is $1.69.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 640 members out of 687 rating the stock outperform, and 47 members rating it underperform. Among 122 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 109 give CONSOL Energy a green thumbs-up, and 13 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on CONSOL Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $43.50.
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