So, the Wheels Came Off Alliance Resource Partners's Bus
Alliance Resource Partners (NAS: ARLP) reported earnings on July 26. Here are the numbers you need to know.
The 10-second takeaway
For the quarter ended June 30 (Q2), Alliance Resource Partners beat slightly on revenues and whiffed on earnings per share.
Compared to the prior-year quarter, revenue expanded. Non-GAAP earnings per share shrank significantly. GAAP earnings per share grew.
Margins grew across the board.
Alliance Resource Partners tallied revenue of $553.6 million. The six analysts polled by S&P Capital IQ hoped for sales of $546.3 million 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 $1.13. The seven earnings estimates compiled by S&P Capital IQ predicted $1.61 per share. Non-GAAP EPS of $1.13 for Q2 were 38% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.83 per share. GAAP EPS of $1.96 for Q2 were 7.1% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.83 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 37.1%, 430 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 20.9%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 13.3%, 40 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. (Margins calculated in GAAP terms.)
Next quarter's average estimate for revenue is $551.9 million. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.53.
Next 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 $77.57.
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