Equities analysts expect that SunCoke Energy Partners LP (NYSE:SXCP) will report $220.05 million in sales for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have issued estimates for SunCoke Energy Partners’ earnings, with the lowest sales estimate coming in at $204.80 million and the highest estimate coming in at $234.65 million. SunCoke Energy Partners posted sales of $235.40 million in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year-over-year growth rate of 6.5%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, January 30th.

On average, analysts expect that SunCoke Energy Partners will report full year sales of $887.55 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $872.30 million to $902.15 million. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will report sales of $894.56 million, with estimates ranging from $846.40 million to $981.10 million. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for SunCoke Energy Partners.

SunCoke Energy Partners (NYSE:SXCP) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 25th. The energy company reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.09). The company had revenue of $224.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $221.28 million. SunCoke Energy Partners had a return on equity of 13.19% and a net margin of 16.37%.

Several analysts recently commented on SXCP shares. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of SunCoke Energy Partners in a report on Friday, November 9th. ValuEngine lowered SunCoke Energy Partners from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered SunCoke Energy Partners from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, October 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $19.50.

SunCoke Energy Partners stock traded down $0.08 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $12.01. 71,694 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 127,713. The firm has a market cap of $558.88 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.28 and a beta of 1.30. SunCoke Energy Partners has a fifty-two week low of $11.84 and a fifty-two week high of $21.95. The company has a quick ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 1.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.31.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, December 3rd. Investors of record on Thursday, November 15th were issued a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 13.32%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 14th. SunCoke Energy Partners’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 96.97%.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of SXCP. NEXT Financial Group Inc acquired a new stake in SunCoke Energy Partners during the third quarter worth about $137,000. Blair William & Co. IL purchased a new position in SunCoke Energy Partners during the third quarter worth approximately $198,000. Arrow Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in SunCoke Energy Partners by 22.6% during the third quarter. Arrow Investment Advisors LLC now owns 32,364 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $494,000 after purchasing an additional 5,976 shares in the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP purchased a new position in SunCoke Energy Partners during the second quarter worth approximately $961,000. Finally, Van ECK Associates Corp boosted its position in SunCoke Energy Partners by 10.9% during the second quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 155,134 shares of the energy company’s stock worth $2,327,000 after purchasing an additional 15,217 shares in the last quarter. 8.10% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About SunCoke Energy Partners

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P., a master limited partnership, produces and sells coke used in the blast furnace production of steel in the United States. It operates through two segments, Domestic Coke and Logistics. The company also provides metallurgical and thermal coal mixing and handling terminal services, as well as operates Convent Marine Terminal, an export terminal in the United States Gulf Coast located in Convent, Louisiana.

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