Consol Energy Earnings: Your Sneak Peek to the Big Announcement

Consol Energy (NYSE:CNX) will report earnings before markets open on Thursday, July 25th. CONSOL Energy Inc. produces high-BTU bituminous coal, and also coalbed methane gas. The Company primarily produces pipeline-quality coalbed methane gas from coal properties in the Northern and the Central Appalachian basin, other western basins, and oil and gas from properties in the Appalachian and Illinois Basins.

Here is your Cheat Sheet to Consol Energy Earnings:

Earnings Expectations: Analysts expect earnings of $0.17 per share on revenues of $1.21 billion. Currently, the company’s P/E ratio stands at 23.23.

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 $0.26 to a profit $0.19. For the current year, the average estimate is a profit of $0.82, which is worse than the estimate ninety days ago.

Earnings Trends:

Here’s how Consol Energy has been performing on an annual basis:

Fiscal Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Revenue ($) in millions 4,652 4,622 5,236 6,117 5,430
Diluted EPS ($) 2.40 2.95 1.60 2.76 1.70

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

Quarter Jun. 30, 2012 Sep. 30, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012 Mar. 31, 2013
Revenue ($) in millions 1,454.49 1,160.09 1,388.96 1,289.64
Diluted EPS ($) 0.67 -0.05 0.65 -0.01

Past Performance:
Consol Energy has beat analyst estimates 1 time in the past four quarters. This is not consistent enough to get bullish yet.

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