Why U.S. Silica Holdings' Shares Jumped

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What: Shares of U.S. Silica Holdings (NYS: SLCA) rose over 10% in early trading and again late in trading after the company reported earnings.

So what: This was a bit of a mixed earnings report with the company reporting revenue growth of 41.2% to $104.6 million and earnings per share of $0.36. Both of those results were slightly better than expected, but revenue guidance was just below expectations.

Now what: For now, investors appear to be looking past the revenue guidance to the second-quarter results. The company did say that adjusted EBITDA would be $142 million-$150 million, the same as its previous guidance, so the bottom line may not be affected by lower revenue. Right now expectations are pretty low because the stock trades at just five times forward earnings. As long as the company can live up to those lower expectations I think shares can move slightly higher.

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