Does The Street Have Alliance Resource Partners Figured Out?
Alliance Resource Partners (NAS: ARLP) is expected to report Q2 earnings on July 26. 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 Alliance Resource Partners's revenues will grow 3.1% and EPS will decrease -12.0%.
The average estimate for revenue is $546.3 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.61.
Last quarter, Alliance Resource Partners logged revenue of $548.1 million. GAAP reported sales were 24% higher than the prior-year quarter's $443.6 million.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, EPS came in at $1.95. GAAP EPS of $1.95 for Q1 were 27% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.54 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 35.0%, 130 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.5%, 20 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.4%, 50 basis points better than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $2.20 billion. The average EPS estimate is $6.55.
The stock has a five-star rating (out of five) at Motley Fool CAPS, with 709 members out of 729 rating the stock outperform, and 20 members rating it underperform. Among 188 CAPS All-Star picks (recommendations by the highest-ranked CAPS members), 183 give Alliance Resource Partners a green thumbs-up, and five give it a red thumbs-down.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Alliance Resource Partners is outperform, with an average price target of $77.00.
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