Tristan R. Brown
Alternative energy, long/short equity, commodities, energy

FutureFuel Is A Rare Biofuels And Bioproducts Cash Cow

FutureFuel Corp. (NYSE:FF) is an independent producer of biodiesel and specialty chemicals. The company has benefited recently from strong biodiesel margins specifically and an improved biofuel operating environment more generally, and its share price has increased by 65% over the last twelve months (see figure). It handily beat both earnings and revenue estimates in Q1 and Q2 of 2013. This recent performance has followed several years of growth, and FutureFuel is one of the few biofuel producers to have gone public since 2008 that is currently trading above its IPO price (the other notable example being Renewable Energy Group (NASDAQ:REGI)).

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FutureFuel At A Glance

FutureFuel operates two separate segments: biofuels and chemicals....

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