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

Cloud Peak Energy's Conservative Strategy Continues To Pay Off In Q3

Executive summary

Cloud Peak Energy slightly beat analyst estimates for EPS in Q3, although revenue came in below expectations. Overall the company reported falling product margins despite its cost-cutting measures and a continued focus on cash conservation. While this strategy will minimize its potential downside as it waits for international coal demand and higher U.S. natural gas prices to increase coal prices in 2015 and beyond, management's decision to begin entering into sales contracts for 2015 at prices only slightly above those it has already entered into for 2014 will also limit its upside for the foreseeable future.

Cloud Peak Energy at a glance

Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) is the fourth largest U.S. coal producer with an annual...

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