Clean Energy Fuels Earnings: Here’s Why the Stock is Up Now

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, BUT 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 1.89%.

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased to $0.03 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.16 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 26.31% to $93 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Clean Energy Fuels Corp. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.03 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $-0.07. It missed the average revenue estimate of $99.14 million.

Quoting Management: Andrew J. Littlefair, Clean Energy’s President and Chief Executive Officer, stated “Significant progress has taken place over the last few months in long-haul trucking’s transition to natural gas. The new 12-liter natural gas engines are being delivered to the truck manufacturers, shippers are requesting that their contract carriers make the switch to natural gas, and some of the biggest companies in America, like UPS, are announcing large orders of new natural gas trucks. With the initial stations of our ‘America’s Natural Gas Highway’ in place, we are now ready to start realizing the benefits of this investment.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 6.13% from $99.07 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased to $0.03 in the quarter versus EPS of $-0.23 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 loss of $0.16 to a loss $0.19. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a loss of $0.6 to a loss of $0.54 over the last ninety days.

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

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