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FutureFuel Earnings: An Early Look

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Dan Caplinger
March 15, 2013

Earnings season is winding down, with most companies already having reported their quarterly results. But there are still some companies left to report, and FutureFuel (NYSE: FF) is about to release its quarterly earnings report. The key to making smart investment decisions with stocks releasing their quarter reports is to anticipate how they'll do before they announce results, leaving you fully prepared to respond quickly to whatever inevitable surprises arise. That way, you'll be less likely to make an uninformed knee-jerk reaction to news that turns out to be exactly the wrong move.

FutureFuel is one of many companies seeking to develop economically viable biofuels. That's been a tough problem to crack, but with a variety of different products encompassing both biofuel and specialty chemicals, FutureFuel hopes to come up with successful commercial applications to serve multiple industries. Let's take an early look at what's been happening with FutureFuel over the past quarter and what we're likely to see in its quarterly report on Monday.

Stats on FutureFuel

Analyst EPS Estimate

$0.19

Change From Year-Ago EPS

(27%)

Revenue Estimate

$82.2 million

Change From Year-Ago Revenue

(5.1%)

Earnings Beats in Past 4 Quarters

3

Source: Yahoo! Finance.

Will FutureFuel fuel investor profits this quarter?
Analysts have reduced their calls on FutureFu