4 Energy Stocks With Earnings on Deck

Air Products and Chemicals Inc. (NYSE:APD) reported its results for the second quarter. Net income for the chemicals-diversified fell to $296 million ($1.38 per share) vs. $304.3 million ($1.39 per share) a year earlier. This is a decline of 2.7% from the year-earlier quarter. Revenue fell 2.4% to $2.34 billion from the year-earlier quarter. Air Products and Chemicals Inc. reported adjusted net income of $1.31 per share. By that measure, the company fell short of mean estimate of $1.37 per share. It fell short of the average revenue estimate of $2.52 billion.

Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE:ANR) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, May 3, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of 7 cents per share, up from profit of 65 cents in the year-earlier quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 29 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from a loss of 3 cents during the last month. For the year, analysts are projecting net loss of 42 cents per share, a swing from net income of $1.57 last year.

Last quarter, the company fell short of estimates by 25 cents, coming in at a loss of 7 cents per share against a mean estimate of profit of 26 cents. The company topped expectations in the third quarter of the last fiscal year.

Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, May 3, 2012. The average analyst estimate is for profit of 32 cents per share, a decline of 17.9% from the company’s actual earnings for the year-ago quarter. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 42 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from 34 cents during the last month. Analysts are projecting profit to rise by 30.2% compared to last year’s $1.27.

The company fell short of estimates last quarter after being in line with forecasts the quarter prior. In the fourth quarter of the last fiscal year, it reported net income of 45 cents per share versus a mean estimate of 48 cents. Two quarters ago, it reported profit of 50 cents per share. Analysts predict a decline of 11.1% in revenue from the year-earlier quarter to $601.5 million.

James River Coal Company (NASDAQ:JRCC) will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, May 3, 2012. The average estimate of analysts is for a loss of 66 cents per share, a wider loss from the year-earlier quarter net loss of 11 cents. During the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of 37 cents. Between one and three months ago, the average estimate moved down. It also has dropped from a loss of 60 cents during the last month.

The company enters this earnings report having missed estimates the last four quarters. Last quarter, the company fell short of expectations by 9 cents, reporting net loss of of 5 cents per share against a mean estimate of net income of 4 cents per share. On average, analysts predict $277.5 million in revenue this quarter, a rise of 68.6% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts are forecasting total revenue of $1.09 billion for the year, a decline of 7.6% from last year’s revenue of $1.18 billion.