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What: Shares of natural gas fueling company Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ: CLNE ) dropped 14% today after reporting earnings.
So what: Fourth-quarter revenue was down 14.2%, to $85 million, and was short of the $92.6 million that analysts expected. The company also reported a non-GAAP loss of $23.8 million, or $0.25 per share, $0.05 worse than estimates.
Now what: This is supposed to be a high-growth story in natural gas fuel, but even gallons delivered grew an uninspiring 13% last quarter. We keep waiting for significant growth in this industry but, so far, it's been a lot of hype and not a lot of growth. Until adoption picks up and Clean Energy Fuels can make a profit, I'm going to steer clear of this stock.
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