Natural Resource Partners
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Natural Resource Partners beat expectations on revenues and crushed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue grew and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Gross margins shrank, operating margins expanded, net margins expanded.
Natural Resource Partners reported revenue of $102.4 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ anticipated revenue of $87.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
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 $0.58. The six earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.41 per share. GAAP EPS were $0.56 for Q4 compared to -$0.13 per share for the prior-year quarter.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 95.1%, 410 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 74.0%, 240 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 58.7%, 7,340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $98.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.50.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $385.7 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.79.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 366 members out of 392 rating the stock outperform, and 26 members rating it underperform. Among 125 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 117 give Natural Resource Partners a green thumbs-up, and eight give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Natural Resource Partners is outperform, with an average price target of $26.40.
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