Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. ( CWCO Quick Quote CWCO - Free Report) reported second-quarter 2022 operating earnings per share of 18 cents, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 16 cents by 12.5%. GAAP earnings in the quarter were 15 cents against a loss of 11 cents reported in the year-ago quarter. Total Revenues
The company’s total revenues for second-quarter 2022 were $21.1 million, up 26.4% from the year-ago figure of $16.7 million. The year-over-year improvement was due to a strong contribution from the Bulk, Retail and Services segment.
Revenues in the reported quarter surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $19 million by 9.4%. Segmental Details Retail revenues for second-quarter 2022 increased 15% year over year to $6.5 million. This reflects an 8% increase in the volume of water sold and as a result of higher energy costs that increased the energy pass-through component of the company’s water rates, as well as a more favorable rate mix. Bulk revenues were $8.4 million in second-quarter 2022, up 26% from the prior-year figure. The rise in revenues was due to an increase in energy costs for CW-Bahamas, which improved the energy pass-through component of CW-Bahamas’ rates. Manufacturing revenues amounted to $1.06 million in second-quarter 2022, up 92.7% year over year. The year-over-year decline was due to higher project activity. Services revenues were $5.1 million for second-quarter 2022, up 34% year over year. The improvement was due to increases in both plant design and construction revenues, and operating and maintenance revenues. Other Details
The return of tourism to the Cayman Islands has increased the demand for water. As tourists continue to return, the demand for water will rise, benefiting Consolidated Water.
Gross profit for the second quarter of 2022 was $13.6 million, up 28.3% from $10.6 million for the year-ago period. General and administrative expenses for second-quarter 2022 were up 4.4% from the year-ago level to $4.72 million. Financial Highlights
Cash and cash equivalents as of Jun 30, 2022, were $49.1 million, up from $40.4 million as of Dec 31, 2021.
Long-term debt as of Jun 30, 2022, was $0.64 million compared with $0.15 million as of Dec 31, 2021. CWCO distributed a quarterly dividend of 8.5 cents per share, totaling $1.3 million in dividends in the second quarter of 2022. Zacks Rank
Consolidated Water currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see
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