Friday, October 31, 2008

Energy Conversion: Margin pothole in mid-2009; Initiate with Sell, $17 tgt - Citigroup (ENER)

ENER will report third quarter earnings November 10, the stock was recently trading at $32.44, down $0.37. This came out yesterday, the stock was up $2.06.
From Notable Calls:
Citigroup is initiating coverage of Energy Conversion (NASDAQ:ENER) with Sell and $17 target. While the stock is already well off its high, they think it can still go lower as they foresee a big margin "pothole" in mid-2009 against broad expectations of margin expansion. C2009 and C2010 EPS estimates are about 1/2 of the Street, and trading at 18x C2010 EPS estimate, if they are right, the stock still seems to have further downside. F2009 EPS $1.61 (consensus $1.65), F2010 EPS $1.35 (consensus $3.39). $17 target is based on 10x C2010 EPS of $1.71....MORE