Shares of Ormat Technologies Inc. ORA rose 3.8% to reach $91.15 on Aug 8, reflecting investors’ optimism following the company's second-quarter 2022 results.
The company’s second-quarter adjusted earnings per share came in at 22 cents, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 21 cents by 4.8%.
Ormat reported GAAP earnings of 20 cents per share compared with 23 cents generated in the year-ago quarter.
The year-over-year decline can be attributed to an after-tax loss related to foreign currency hedging.
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In the quarter under review, ORA generated revenues of $169.1 million, which exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $160 million by 5.5%. Moreover, the top line increased 15.1% on a year-over-year basis, driven by higher revenues from all of its segments.
Electricity Segment: Revenues in this segment amounted to $151.2 million in the second quarter, which rose 12.9% year over year.
Product Segment: Revenues in this segment surged 40.2% to $10.4 million.
Energy Storage Segment: Revenues in this division amounted to $7.5 million, up 33.1% from the prior-year quarter’s figure.
In the reported quarter, Ormat Technologies’ total operating expenses were $19 million compared with operating expenses of $23.4 million in the second quarter of 2021.
The company’s operating income surged 35% year over year to $38.6 million in the second quarter.
The company’s total cost of revenues was $111.5 million, up 17.4% year over year.
Net interest expenses were $20.4 million, which increased 9.6% year over year.
Ormat Technologies had cash and cash equivalents of $263.4 million as of Jun 30, 2022, compared with $239.3 million as of Dec 31, 2021.
Ormat Technologies still projects to generate revenues in the range of $710-$735 million in 2022.
Adjusted electricity segment revenues are still expected in the band of $630-$640 million, while product segment revenues are anticipated in the range of $50-$60 million. Energy Storage revenues are projected in the range of $30-$35 million.
The company continues to anticipate annual adjusted EBITDA in the band of $430-450 million for 2022.
Ormat Technologies currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
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