One of the popular energy penny stocks – Plug Power Inc. (PLUG – Stock Chart) is set to release its Q2 earnings results on the August 6. The company endured an unconvincing first quarter after it missed to meet bottom and top-line estimates.
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In the first quarter, Plug reported a $0.15 loss per share while sales were around $18.6 million. In the expected Q2 earnings results analysts have estimated that the penny stock will report a $0.10 loss per share on revenue of approximately $54.2 million. Investors are looking forward to seeing how the company performs in the quarter. They’re also expecting management to address some issues.
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Plug Power reported a year-over-year drop in gross revenue by 10.4% although management seemed unconcerned about the drop. CEO Andy Marsh said that despite the disappointing results, the uninspiring performance came from a project finance deal completed almost a week after the end of the quarter.
The company projected gross revenue for the second quarter of between $55 million and $60 million. Additionally, annual gross revenue expectations range from $235 million to $240 million. There are high expectations regarding performance in the quarter and it’s expected to be the largest in company history.
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Plug’s management has predicted a positive adjusted EBITDA in 2019 which is an improvement for a company that has been reporting losses. If this is true then the company will have achieved profitability for the first time.
In Q1 the company’s loss narrowed to $6.1 million from $10.8 million in Q1 2018 which is a sign of improvement. Going by this, it’s expected that EBITDA will improve as the company moves closer to breaking even.
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The company has expected improvement on negative cash flow previously reported. Given its recent performance, the company looks to realize 2019 cash flow in positive territory at around $11 million.
Shares of PLUG closed Monday’s trading session at $2.13. So far this year, the penny stock has soared over 60%.