FuelCell Energy (FCEL) : Q315 Earnings Whisper

FuelCell Energy Inc. (FCEL) is set to report its 2Q15 results today after the close. Wall Street analysts are on average expecting FCEL to post $39.44 million in sales during the quarter. This would show a 37.90% increase from the Q215 revenue of $28.6 million and a decrease of 8.66% from the same period in Q314. EPS in Q315 are expected to come in at ($0.02), an improvement of 33.33% from ($0.03) per share a year earlier. Meanwhile, EarningsWhisper.com reports a whisper number of ($0.03) per share.

As a quick reminder, FCEL reported Q215 EPS of ($0.04), $0.02 lower than the Street’s consensus estimate. Revs decreased 25.33% yoy to $28.6 million versus the $41.3 million consensus.

On valuation measures, FuelCell Energy Inc. shares have a T-12 price/sales ratio of 1.56 and a price/book for the same period of 2.57. EPS is ($0.10). The name has a market cap of $278.38 million and a median Wall Street price target of $2.65 with a high target of $3.00. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate FCEL a ‘Buy’, 1 rates it a ‘Hold’. No analyst rates it a ‘Sell’.

In terms of share statistics, FuelCell Energy Inc. has a total of 304.61 million shares outstanding with 13.65% held by insiders and 23.70% held by institutions. The stock’s short interest currently stands at 16.86%, bringing the total number of shares sold short to 43.02 million.

Shares of the Danbury, Connecticut-based operator of fuel cell power plants for distributed power generation are down 65.00% year-over-year and 40.91% year-to-date.

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