Amcol International Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Excited Now

Amcol International Corp. (NYSE:ACO) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 5.97%.

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Amcol International Corp. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased 0% to $0.42 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.42 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 0.38% to $236.7 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Amcol International Corp. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.42 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.44. It missed the average revenue estimate of $246.89 million.

Quoting Management: “We continued to see solid results from energy services which were offset by continued softness in several end markets in our performance materials and construction technologies segments,” said AMCOL President and CEO Ryan McKendrick.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 1.09% from $239.3 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 13.51% from $0.37 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: 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 $0.62 to a profit $0.57. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $2.26 to a profit of $2.09 over the last ninety days.

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