The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), CONSOL Energy met expectations on revenues and missed expectations on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue dropped significantly. Non-GAAP earnings per share contracted to a loss. GAAP earnings per share dropped to a loss.
Gross margins increased, operating margins contracted, net margins contracted.
CONSOL Energy logged revenue of $1.22 billion. The 10 analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ expected revenue of $1.21 billion on the same basis. GAAP reported sales were the same as the prior-year quarter's.
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 -$0.03. The 23 earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ forecast $0.17 per share. Non-GAAP EPS were -$0.03 for Q2 against $0.31 per share for the prior-year quarter. GAAP EPS were -$0.05 for Q2 compared to $0.67 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 27.6%, 80 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 4.6%, 40 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was -1.0%, much worse than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $1.23 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.17.
Next year's average estimate for revenue is $4.94 billion. The average EPS estimate is $0.80.
The stock has a three-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 631 members out of 681 rating the stock outperform, and 50 members rating it underperform. Among 126 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 111 give CONSOL Energy a green thumbs-up, and 15 give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on CONSOL Energy is outperform, with an average price target of $40.92.
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