Alliance Holdings Earnings Preview: Can This Streak Continue?

Alliance Holdings (NASDAQ:AHGP) will report earnings before markets open on Friday, April 26th. Alliance Holdings GP LP owns and controls Alliance Resource Management GP, LLC, the managing general partner of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:ARLP). ARLP produces and markets coal United States utilities and industrial users.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Alliance Holdings Gp L.p. Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.83 per share on revenues of $536.13 million. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 16.03.

Analyst Trends:

Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.9 to a profit $0.84. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $3.37, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Alliance Holdings Gp L.p. has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 1,156 1,231 1,610 1,843 2,034
Diluted EPS ($) 1.318 1.685 2.91 3.58 3.28

Next, our CHEAT SHEET investing framework asks us to drill down to the recent quarterly data:

Quarter Dec. 31, 2011 Mar. 31, 2012 Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 474.52 443.49 529.77 511.35 549.32
Diluted EPS ($) 0.88 0.82 0.91 0.66 0.89

Past Performance:
Alliance Holdings Gp L.p. has beat analyst estimates 4 times in the past four quarters. Shareholders could expect a boost if the company beats estimates.

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