Monthly updates on Corporate conference earnings calls as well as other company details. Beginning in May, I will focus on 1 company from each of the top 3 sectors over the last 6 months. A synopsis of highlights and paraphrasing of speakers will be given after listening to the calls. (A link will be posted if you would like to listen to the complete call) I will follow the companies until they fall out of the top 3 sectors, then pick new companies from leading sectors.
AHGP/ ALRP April 28 Earning Conference Call
Insider Purchases 0 Institutional Purchases 0
Insider Sales 5 23,491 shares Institutional Sales 639,037 shares -5%
Present at call: Brian Contrell CFO
Joe Craft CEO
Record quarter, Goal 6M tons in 2014
Gipson mine 700K tons in 2014
7.8M tons thru 2016
There will be increased co-pricing in the 2ed half.
2 for 1 unit split for ALRP unit holders.
8.2% ALRP holder distributions
11.1% AHGP holder distributions
8:30 Financial and Guidance
14:32 What is the environment when speaking with customers
17:27 Gipson South Mine full run rate forcast?
20:08 Status update on White Oak.
21:24 Relative valuation of Alliance Partners. ALRP vs. AHGP
24:00 Is market up or flat this summer?
28:07 Cost per ton guidance.
29:34 Rail congestion issues.
32:25 Antidote’s on Illinois basin.
33:44 Most attractive growth prospects for the future.
37:24 When will it make sense to increase rate of distribution.
% of Shares Held by Institutional & Mutual Fund Owners: 59%
Number of Institutions Holding Shares: 378
Insider Purchases 0
Insider Sales 6102 2 Transactions
3:10 Joseph Rigby Financial overview
4:40 Reasons for high earnings growth.
5:21 Additional Projects
7:20 Rate case decisions
9:10 New Contracts
9:58 Fred Boyle (Detail of financials)
13:07 3014 Interests and guidance
14:10 Q + A
14:48 Filing of additional rate cases
15:54 Reopener or Goshop Provision
Craig Menear (CEO)
Ted Decker (EVP Marketing)
Carol Tome (Corp Services)
1:42 Region Transactions growth
Online sales growth 40%
5:55 Data breach update
7:00 Ted Decker Comps broken down for departments
Resets in fasteners
Transactions under $50 were under 20% of sales.
10:00 New products and SKU’s
11:49 Carol Tome Sales and comps
Expansion of gross margin
Sq, ft earnings
Q + A
18:31 Philosophy going forward
20:45 Credit breach effects
21:47 View of Nov / December
22:38 Expense growth issues
24:47 Fulfillment Centers
27:20 Online growth
31:12 BODFS update (Buy online deliver from store)
33:50 Transportation issues
36:50 Pro Sales
38:25 Success sharing
40:15 Competitive issues
43:47 Key initiatives for PRO
45:52 Canadian momentum
47:27 Inventory levels
49:00 Economic Climate
52:22 Working capital
54:12 Below avg. categories for the stores.
56:12 Home depot supply stores update