Alliance Resource Partners Earnings: Here’s Why the Stock is Up Now

Alliance Resource Partners LP (NASDAQ:ARLP) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 0.55%.

Alliance Resource Partners LP Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 7.1% to $1.96 in the quarter versus EPS of $1.83 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 4.48% to $553.6 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Alliance Resource Partners LP reported adjusted EPS income of $1.96 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $1.59. It beat the average revenue estimate of $548.18 million.

Quoting Management: “ARLP continued its strong operating and financial performance in the 2013 Quarter – posting new benchmarks for coal sales and production volumes, revenues and EBITDA,” said Joseph W. Craft III, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The ability to deliver these exceptional results, especially in such challenging market conditions, speaks to the soundness of ARLP’s strategy, the quality of our assets and the hard work and dedication of our people. These attributes keep ARLP well positioned for the future and gave the Board the confidence to increase distributions to our unitholders for the twenty-first consecutive quarter.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 1.01% from $548.06 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 0.51% from $1.95 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $1.47 to a profit $1.5. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $5.82 to a profit of $6.53 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)