On Wednesday, FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCEL) will release its latest quarterly results. But can the long-struggling, fuel-cell-technology company finally give investors what they’ve been waiting for in its coming report?
FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCEL) has gone through some big ups and downs in the past several years, as various opportunities arose but ended up falling short of expectations. Now, though, FuelCell hopes that its latest projects will finally bring it long-awaited success. Let’s take an early look at what’s been happening with FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCEL) over the past quarter and what we’re likely to see in its quarterly report.
Stats on FuelCell Energy
|Analyst EPS Estimate||($0.05)|
|Revenue Estimate||$38.06 million|
|Change From Year-Ago Revenue||58%|
|Earnings Beats in Past 4 Quarters||0|
Can FuelCell Energy’s earnings finally get more energetic this quarter?
FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCEL)’s earnings prospects haven’t inspired analysts lately, with their having cut their April-quarter earnings estimates by a penny per share and cut a nickel from their full-year fiscal 2013 consensus views. The stock, though, has been doing well, rising more than 25% since late February.
Arguably the most exciting news for FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCEL) this quarter came in early May, when it and Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE:D) broke ground on its Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE:D) Bridgeport Fuel Cell project in Connecticut. The project is designed to power 15,000 homes, with its power-plant that will convert natural gas into electricity. With Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE:D) having a 15-year contract to a local utility to provide power, FuelCell should be able to use the project as a long-term showcase for the potential of its products, especially after it becomes operational later this year. Partially as a result of its Bridgeport success, FuelCell announced that it expected to reach an annual run-rate of 70 megawatts, fueling growth in revenue to $38 million-$40 million for the current quarter.