The company has rising revenue year-over-year of $3.92 billion last fiscal year compared to $2.50 billion in the previous year. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $95.55 million last fiscal year compared to $58.00 million in the previous year. In the previous Alpha Natural's earnings release on May 3 the closing price before earnings was $14.85 and based on a recent price of $6.87 Alpha Natural missed earnings three in the last four quarters. The average miss was 24 cents, and the one surprise beat was for 25 cents (250%) per share.
Arch Coal Background: The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in St. Louis. Arch Coal Inc trades an average of 12.8 million shares per day with a market cap of $1.3 billion. 52-week high: $28.61, 52-week Low: $5.55, book value: $16.83, float short: 14.74% Arch Coal is anticipated to report very weak second-quarter earnings before the market opens next Friday. The consensus estimate is currently a 17 cents a share loss, a decline of 61 cents (138.6%) from 44 cents during the same period last year. Analysts are becoming increasingly bearish with Arch Coal; seven out of 20 analysts now rate ACI a "strong buy" down from eight analysts a month ago. The average analyst target price for ACI is $11.23. The trailing 12-month price-to-earnings ratio is 8, and the company is expected to lose 49 cents per share this year. Investors are receiving 12 cents in dividends for a yield of 1.95%. Shareholders have not been rewarded for their patience. Shares fell 76% in the last year, but during the last month the stock has climbed 2.16%. ACI Revenue data by YCharts