Rhino Resource Partners
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Rhino Resource Partners missed estimates on revenues and beat expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue improved significantly, and GAAP earnings per share grew.
Gross margins improved, operating margins grew, and net margins shrank.
Rhino Resource Partners tallied revenue of $101 million. The three analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected to see sales of $103.2 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 41% higher than the prior-year quarter's $71.9 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Non-GAAP EPS came in at $0.45. The four earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ averaged $0.38 per share on the same basis. GAAP EPS were $0.23 for Q4 compared to -$0.78 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 30%, 280 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.8%, 700 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 12.6%, 1,030 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $100.1 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.45.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $414.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.83.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Rhino Resource Partners is outperform, with an average price target of $27.25.
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