Cloud Peak Energy Company Profile (NYSE:CLD)

About Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD)

Cloud Peak Energy logoCloud Peak Energy Inc. is a producer of coal in the United States of America and the Powder River Basin (PRB). In the PRB, the Company owns and operates three surface coal mines: the Antelope Mine, the Cordero Rojo Mine and the Spring Creek Mine. Its segments include Owned and Operated Mines, and Logistics and Related Activities. Its Owned and Operated Mines segment includes its Antelope Mine, Cordero Rojo Mine, and Spring Creek Mine. The Logistics and Related Activities segment includes the services it provides to its international and certain of its domestic customers where it delivers coal to the customer at a terminal or the customer's plant or other delivery point, remote from its mine site. As of December 31, 2016, the Company also operated two development projects, both located in the Northern PRB: Youngs Creek Project and Big Metal Project. The Company's Antelope Mine and Cordero Rojo Mine are located in Wyoming and its Spring Creek Mine is located in Montana.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Oils/Energy
  • Industry: Coal
  • Sub-Industry: Coal & Consumable Fuels
  • Symbol: NYSE:CLD
  • CUSIP: 18911Q10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $325.32 million
  • Outstanding Shares: 75,131,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $3.44
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $3.53
  • 52 Week Range: $2.78 - $8.03
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: N/A
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: -19.68
  • P/E Growth: -0.46
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $841.33 million
  • Price / Sales: 0.39
  • Book Value: $13.16 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.33
  • EBITDA: $118.87 million
  • Net Margins: -0.47%
  • Return on Equity: 0.54%
  • Return on Assets: 0.31%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.41%
  • Current Ratio: 1.90%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.34%
  • Average Volume: 777,914 shs.
  • Beta: 1.44
  • Short Ratio: 5.3

Frequently Asked Questions for Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD)

What is Cloud Peak Energy's stock symbol?

Cloud Peak Energy trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CLD."

How were Cloud Peak Energy's earnings last quarter?

Cloud Peak Energy Inc (NYSE:CLD) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 27th. The company reported ($0.04) EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of ($0.04). The company earned $229.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $236.94 million. Cloud Peak Energy had a positive return on equity of 0.54% and a negative net margin of 0.47%. The firm's revenue was up 31.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.48 EPS. View Cloud Peak Energy's Earnings History.

When will Cloud Peak Energy make its next earnings announcement?

Cloud Peak Energy is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Cloud Peak Energy.

Where is Cloud Peak Energy's stock going? Where will Cloud Peak Energy's stock price be in 2017?

9 brokers have issued 12-month target prices for Cloud Peak Energy's shares. Their forecasts range from $4.00 to $7.00. On average, they expect Cloud Peak Energy's stock price to reach $5.29 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Cloud Peak Energy.

What are analysts saying about Cloud Peak Energy stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Cloud Peak Energy stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Cloud Peak Energy operates as a producer of low sulfur, high quality, sub-bituminous coal in the United States. It owns and operates three surface coal mines in the Powder River Basin named: Antelope, Cordero Rojo and the Spring Creek Mine. The Antelope Mine and Cordero Rojo Mine are located in Wyoming and the Spring Creek Mine is located near Decker, Montana. The company is headquartered in Gillette, Wyoming. " (10/2/2017)
  • 2. FBR & Co analysts commented, "On the eve of Peabody Energy's emergence from Chapter 11 in early April, we are updating our estimates and outlook for the domestic thermal coal market. In our opinion, the industry remains in a gradual cyclical recovery, even as long-term pressures remain. While power demand growth has been stubbornly anemic, greater production discipline in both coal and natural gas has led to stronger prices and declining inventories. Noticeably, we also observed further declines in miner head count, which we believe is the best proxy for aggregate coal production capacity and points to fairly tight capacity utilization. We see tremendous torque to the upside should power demand or natural gas prices surprise positively. With valuations in a range of 3.7x to 9.1x 2018 EV to EBITDA, we believe that the sector continues to offer some unique return opportunities. Our preferred long is Arch Coal (NYSE: ARCH) given its exposure to both met and thermal prices and the company's low-cost production profile. With this note, we will be upgrading Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) to Market Perform from Underperform." (3/23/2017)
  • 3. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Cloud Peak is a low-cost thermal coal miner with long-life assets, growth optionality, and leverage to seaborne thermal coal markets. The company's high debt level has been an issue, but mgmt. has taken significant steps to improve the balance sheet. Further deleveraging is likely, and debt to equity conversion with FCF should be a positive. While the investment case is improving, valuation is high and we therefore initiate with a Hold rating and $5/sh target." (3/7/2017)

Who are some of Cloud Peak Energy's key competitors?

Who are Cloud Peak Energy's key executives?

Cloud Peak Energy's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Keith E. Bailey, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Colin Marshall, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Heath A. Hill, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Gary Rivenes, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Bryan J. Pechersky, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
  • Cary Martin, Senior Vice President - Human Resources
  • Bruce Jones, Senior Vice President - Technical Services
  • Todd A. Myers, Senior Vice President - Business Development
  • Kendall K. Carbone CPA,, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President
  • William T. Fox III, Independent Director

How do I buy Cloud Peak Energy stock?

Shares of Cloud Peak Energy can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Cloud Peak Energy's stock price today?

One share of Cloud Peak Energy stock can currently be purchased for approximately $4.33.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE CLD)
Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  208 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  312 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  520
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 7 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.22)
Consensus Price Target: $5.29 (22.07% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD)
Price Target History for Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD)
Analysts' Ratings History for Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/13/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$6.00N/AView Rating Details
8/5/2017BMO Capital MarketsSet Price TargetHold$4.00MediumView Rating Details
5/10/2017MKM PartnersReiterated RatingNeutral$6.00 -> $4.00LowView Rating Details
3/23/2017FBR & CoUpgradeUnderperform -> Market Perform$4.00HighView Rating Details
3/7/2017Jefferies Group LLCInitiated CoverageHold -> Hold$5.00N/AView Rating Details
2/15/2017Clarkson CapitalUpgradeSell -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
1/30/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoUpgradeNeutral -> Overweight$7.00N/AView Rating Details
11/2/2016StephensReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
11/2/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutral$7.00N/AView Rating Details
1/12/2016Barclays PLCDowngradeEqual Weight -> Underweight$5.00 -> $2.00N/AView Rating Details
10/28/2015MacquarieLower Price TargetNeutral$3.90 -> $3.75N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/17/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD)
Earnings by Quarter for Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD)
Earnings History by Quarter for Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE CLD)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/26/2017($0.03)N/AView Earnings Details
7/27/2017Q2 2017($0.04)($0.04)$236.94 million$229.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2017Q1 2017($0.02)($0.30)$233.58 million$195.73 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/15/2017Q416($0.05)$0.39$231.38 million$227.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q316($0.13)$0.06$222.06 million$217.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2016Q216($0.31)$0.48$171.57 million$174.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116($0.15)($0.53)$207.08 million$181.25 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2016Q415($0.14)$0.37$295.65 million$260.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q315($0.13)$0.24$309.39 million$301.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/29/2015Q2($0.86)($0.28)$284.15 million$244.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115($0.12)($0.05)$304.40 million$317.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/17/2015Q414$0.06$0.26$339.33 million$341.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/29/2014Q314($0.01)$0.02$330.05 million$342.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/29/2014Q214($0.01)$0.01$333.90 million$320.85 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2014Q114($0.01)($0.11)$337.59 million$319.07 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/13/2014Q413$0.24$0.30$363.56 million$353.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2013Q313$0.33$0.34$384.71 million$374.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2013Q2 2013$0.06($0.02)$327.05 million$330.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2013Q1 2013$0.27$0.11$348.21 million$338.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/13/2013Q4 2012$0.49$0.54$404.25 million$374.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/25/2012$0.48$0.80ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/31/2012$0.36$0.55ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/30/2012$0.47$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2012$0.53$0.70ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.47$0.41ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2011$0.42$0.72ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$0.42$0.44ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2011$0.48$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: ($0.16)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.02$0.03$0.03
Q2 20172($0.06)($0.05)($0.06)
Q3 20172($0.09)$0.00($0.05)
Q4 20172($0.17)$0.00($0.09)
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 81.14%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/31/2014Robert Alexander ArcherDirectorBuy5,000$0.07$350.00
12/29/2014Robert Alexander ArcherDirectorBuy71,000$0.07$4,970.00
12/11/2014Keith E BaileyDirectorBuy10,700$9.33$99,831.00View SEC Filing  
12/11/2014Robert Alexander ArcherDirectorBuy30,000$0.08$2,400.00
11/21/2014Keith E BaileyDirectorBuy20,000$12.70$254,000.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD)
Latest Headlines for Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD)
DateHeadline logoJefferies Group Comments on Cloud Peak Energy Inc's FY2018 Earnings (CLD) - October 16 at 7:36 AM logoStifel Nicolaus Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Cloud Peak Energy Inc (CLD) - October 14 at 1:30 PM logoCloud Peak Energy Inc. Announces Schedule for Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2017 Results - Business Wire (press release) - October 13 at 10:55 PM logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate Cloud Peak Energy Inc (CLD) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $248.89 Million - October 13 at 1:02 PM logoCloud Peak Energy Inc. Announces Schedule for Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2017 Results - October 12 at 6:03 PM logoCloud Peak Energy Inc (CLD) Expected to Post Earnings of -$0.03 Per Share - October 11 at 2:10 AM logoCoal Production Tumbles Week-after-Week - October 5 at 11:22 AM logoIs Weather Affecting Natural Gas Prices? - October 4 at 3:54 PM logoCloud Peak Energy Inc. (CLD) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - September 30 at 2:46 AM logoProposed coal export terminal denied key permit by Washington state - September 27 at 7:28 PM logo$246.99 Million in Sales Expected for Cloud Peak Energy Inc (CLD) This Quarter - September 24 at 9:28 AM logo-$0.04 Earnings Per Share Expected for Cloud Peak Energy Inc (CLD) This Quarter - September 22 at 12:16 PM logoWhat Is Cloud Peak Energy Inc’s (CLD) Share Price Doing? - September 22 at 9:59 AM logoPre-Market Technical Pulse on Metals & Minerals Stocks -- Northern Dynasty Minerals, BHP Billiton, Compania de ... - PR Newswire (press release) - August 30 at 4:18 PM logoWhy Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (CLD) Could Be Positioned for a Slump - Nasdaq - August 27 at 2:48 AM logoCloud Peak Energy Inc (CLD) PT Set at $6.00 by Stifel Nicolaus - August 26 at 8:16 AM logoWhy Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (CLD) Could Be Positioned for a Slump - August 25 at 7:04 PM logoCloud Peak Energy Inc (CLD) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $247.73 Million - August 18 at 12:08 PM logo-$0.05 Earnings Per Share Expected for Cloud Peak Energy Inc (CLD) This Quarter - August 16 at 6:28 AM logoETFs with exposure to Cloud Peak Energy, Inc. : August 15, 2017 - August 15 at 5:56 PM logoCloud Peak Energy Inc. (CLD) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages - August 11 at 10:02 AM logoCritical Analysis: Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (AHGP) & Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) - August 9 at 8:26 PM logoBMO Capital Markets Reiterates "$4.00" Price Target for Cloud Peak Energy Inc (CLD) - August 6 at 8:56 AM logoA Look at Cloud Peak Energy’s Leverage and Liquidity - August 4 at 5:33 PM logoWhat’s to Come for Cloud Peak Energy - August 4 at 5:33 PM logoCloud Peak Energy Hosts EPA Administrator Pruitt - August 4 at 5:33 PM logoHow Cloud Peak Stock Reacted to 2Q17 Earnings Results - August 2 at 6:00 PM logoPeabody Energy: No Coal in This Stocking! - Barron's - August 1 at 5:56 PM logoCloud Peak Energy, Inc. :CLD-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 1, 2017 - August 1 at 5:56 PM logoCloud Peak Energy Inc (NYSE:CLD) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $253.43 Million - July 31 at 9:42 AM logoAnalysts Offer Predictions for Cloud Peak Energy Inc's Q3 2017 Earnings (CLD) - July 31 at 7:51 AM logoWestmoreland Coal (WLB) vs. Cloud Peak Energy (CLD) Head to Head Review - July 30 at 10:25 AM logoCloud Peak Energy Inc (CLD) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Meets Expectations - July 28 at 11:10 PM logoCloud Peak Energy (CLD) Q2 Loss in Line, Revenues Miss Mark - July 28 at 6:57 PM logoEdited Transcript of CLD earnings conference call or presentation 27-Jul-17 9:00pm GMT - July 28 at 6:57 PM logoCloud Peak Energy's (CLD) CEO Colin Marshall on Q2 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha - July 28 at 3:39 AM logoCloud Peak reports 2Q loss - July 27 at 10:36 PM logoHead to Head Comparison: Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) & CNX Coal Resources (CNXC) - July 27 at 8:11 PM logoEARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of Cloud Peak Energy Inc. Q2 Earnings Report - July 27 at 5:30 PM logoInvestor Network: Cloud Peak Energy Inc. to Host Earnings Call - July 27 at 5:30 PM logoCloud Peak Energy Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter and First Six Months of 2017 - July 27 at 5:30 PM logoThe ultimate contrarian investment awaits: coal stocks - July 26 at 5:50 PM logoThe ultimate contrarian investment awaits: coal stocks - July 26 at 5:50 PM logoThe Best Stock in Wyoming: Cloud Peak Energy - July 21 at 6:46 PM logoStifel Nicolaus Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Cloud Peak Energy Inc (NYSE:CLD) - July 21 at 5:28 PM logoCloud Peak Energy: Leverage, Liquidity, and Interest Expenses - July 20 at 7:05 PM logoWhat to Expect for Cloud Peak Energy’s 2Q17 Earnings - July 19 at 6:23 PM logoMost Analysts Recommend ‘Hold’ for Cloud Peak Energy - July 19 at 6:23 PM logoAnalysts Expect Cloud Peak Energy’s Revenue to Rise in 2Q17 - July 19 at 6:23 PM logoShort Interest in Cloud Peak Energy Inc (NYSE:CLD) Increases By 81.7% - July 19 at 7:06 AM



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