Peabody Energy revenue rises, sees coal market improving

Peabody Energy (BTU +1.5%) moves higher after reporting a Q2 loss that was in line with estimates and a ~2% rise in revenue, helped by an increase in shipments and prices at its mining operations in the western U.S.

Q2 U.S. mining revenue rose 6.2% to $1.03B, while revenue per ton gained 1.1%, but revenue from Australian mining operations fell 5% to $744.8M, with revenue per ton down 15%.

Issues downside EPS guidance for Q3, now seeing a loss of $0.40-$0.53 vs. analyst consensus expectations for a $0.18 loss.

Nevertheless, BTU sees market conditions improving, noting that coal's market share of global energy consumption is now 30%, highest since the 1970s, U.S. coal demand has been expanding for the past two years, and seaborne market fundamentals are seen improving into 2015.

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  • 11146471
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    But...but...analysts were telling us differently...
    22 Jul 2014, 12:54 PM Reply Like
  • mathari
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    Ummmm ... Did you actually read the report? This stock should be down to $10. The CEO said things are bad and they are going to get worse!
    23 Jul 2014, 04:16 PM Reply Like
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