Headwaters' Heady Quarter: Fool by Numbers

On May 8, Headwaters (NYSE: HW  ) released Q2 2006 earnings for the period ended March 31.

  • Per-share earnings of $0.40 failed to meet Street estimates because management (Foolishly) decided not to recognize roughly $10 million worth of licensing revenue subject to at-risk Sec 29 alternative energy tax credits.
  • Regardless, Headwaters saw major improvements in several areas of its business. For example, long-term debt declined by just about $80 million. That, in turn, created $10 million in interest savings that flowed to the bottom line.

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