Rhino Resource Partners LP Stock Upgraded (RNO)

Tickers in this article: RNO

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Rhino Resource Partners (RNO"> RNO) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from sell to hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins.

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Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • RNO's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 2.0%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 0.0%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry and the overall market on the basis of return on equity, RHINO RESOURCE PARTNERS LP has underperformed in comparison with the industry average, but has exceeded that of the S&P 500.
  • RHINO RESOURCE PARTNERS LP's earnings per share declined by 13.9% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. Earnings per share have declined over the last year. We anticipate that this should continue in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, RHINO RESOURCE PARTNERS LP reported lower earnings of $1.42 versus $1.66 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 1.4% in earnings ($1.40 versus $1.42).
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Oil, Gas & Consumable Fuels industry average. The net income has decreased by 9.8% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from $9.85 million to $8.88 million.
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Rhino Resource Partners LP, together with its subsidiaries, produces, processes, and sells various grades of steam and metallurgical coal from surface and underground mines in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of nine, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Rhino Resource has a market cap of $213.8 million and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.