The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended Dec. 31 (Q4), Hallador Energy met expectations on revenues and missed estimates on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped. Non-GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly. GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly.
Margins dropped across the board.
Hallador Energy booked revenue of $35.1 million. The two analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $35.5 million on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were 12% lower than the prior-year quarter's $37.8 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
EPS came in at $0.17. The three earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $0.19 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $0.17 for Q4 were 43% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.30 per share. GAAP EPS of $0.18 for Q4 were 40% lower than the prior-year quarter's $0.30 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the quarter, gross margin was 34.3%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 13.6%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 15.1%, 740 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $136.3 million. The average EPS estimate is $0.58.
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 21 members out of 42 rating the stock outperform, and 21 members rating it underperform. Among 10 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), four give Hallador Energy a green thumbs-up, and six give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Hallador Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $11.00.
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