What to Expect From Rhino Resource Partners

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Rhino Resource Partners (NYS: RNO) is expected to report Q2 earnings on Aug. 2. Here's what Wall Street wants to see.

The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Rhino Resource Partners' revenues will shrink -9.5% and EPS will drop -16.2%.

The average estimate for revenue is $81.4 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $0.31.


Revenue details
Last quarter, Rhino Resource Partners chalked up revenue of $81.9 million. GAAP reported sales were 1.1% lower than the prior-year quarter's $82.8 million.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

EPS details
Last quarter, EPS came in at $0.32. GAAP EPS of $0.32 for Q1 were 33% higher than the prior-year quarter's $0.24 per share.

Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.

Recent performance
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 28.7%, 340 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 9.2%, 150 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.0%, 360 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.

Looking ahead
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $332.6 million. The average EPS estimate is $1.15.

Investor sentiment
The stock has a one-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 12 members out of 20 rating the stock outperform, and eight members rating it underperform. Among five CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), one give Rhino Resource Partners a green thumbs-up, and four give it a red thumbs-down.

Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Rhino Resource Partners is hold, with an average price target of $25.25.

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