4 Things Clean Energy Fuels Investors Should Watch

Clean Energy Fuels  (NASDAQ: CLNE  ) showed strong growth in fuel deliveries last quarter. As we approach earnings again, Motley Fool contributor Jason Hall has four key things that he's looking for. In the video below, he gives insight into all of these things, including what to make of competition from Integrys Energy Group  (NYSE: TEG  ) and Questar Corporation  (NYSE: STR  ) subsidiaries Trillium CNG and Questar Fueling. 

Seeing a move toward profits for this fast grower is important, and all four of the points discussed are tied to Clean Energy's ability to get there. For more, check out the short video below. 

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  • Report this Comment On July 23, 2014, at 9:00 AM, fleetexec wrote:

    Industry buzz says CLNE has shut down one of it's two LNG plants resulting in loss of revenue and increased expenses. Shutdown is unscheduled and is impacting major customers, this will happen while new truck sales are falling short of all reported targets. Not just a little short, a close review of the press releases indicates that annual targets for the commercial trucking group are about 6000 trucks while new business releases add up to less than 500 trucks YTD. Someone needs to ask real questions. Natural gas for trucking is a great idea and will change our country but that doesn't mean every provider represents a good investment opportunity.

  • Report this Comment On July 23, 2014, at 2:35 PM, earlyseller wrote:

    Thanks Jaso0n.

    Your analysis confirms that I was too early to buy positions in both CLNE &WPRT of about 1 year. That violated my fool name of "earlyseller" as an 'earlybuyer.'

    What is one to do? My history is never (almost never) go back to a losing position as there are always more clean fish in the sea and the thinking of recoup never enters the mindset or the emoting.

    I am long CLNE Jan 15'16 $15 Calls and missed WPRT's call when some disgusted fool called the bottom at $14 to the day as whwn he'd get out if it did not turn up. That kind of psyche was appreciated but by me not acted upon. So I fool on with F, AA, DIS, IMAX, INVN, SUNE, and others

    in both stocks and options.

  • Report this Comment On July 25, 2014, at 1:50 PM, TMFVelvetHammer wrote:

    fleetexec,

    The two LNG plants have been open for a number of years -- well in advance of LNG for heavy trucking and the ANGH expansion.

    Also, CLNE has reported that much of their LNG supply will be provided by peak shavers -- and not just its own production -- to meet demand over the next several years, so I'm not sure exactly what you're saying.

    Is it low demand that's the cause, or is it something else? Your comments make it sound like too little demand, but also that it's impacting customers. I don't follow how it could be both.

    What are your sources for this info?

    As to truck sales, I'm not sure where we are with that, myself. The industry has been saying that the second half of the year will see more activity than the front half, but it's really tough to gauge where things really are.

    I'm still optimistic on CLNE, but the speculative nature of the rampup to adoption is why I've kept it a small part of my portfolio, and also cautioned readers about going "all-in" just yet.

    Thanks for the info. Feel free to email me at jhall at fool dot com if you'd like to share more info and sources.

    -jh

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