Penn Virginia Resource Partners, L.P. (NYSE:PVR)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

The Company is primarily engaged in the management of coal properties and the gathering and processing of natural gas in the United States.

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Player Avatar TMFDeej (99.27) Submitted: 2/25/2013 3:53:00 PM : Outperform Start Price: $20.73 PVR Score: +4.84

PVR was absolutely hammered by after its recent earnings release, perhaps rightfully so its results were fairly weak. Having said that, I don't think that the market fully appreciates the company's ongoing transition from heavy dependence on royalties from coal towards a more fee-dependent mid-stream pipeline and processing company. As its coal business continues to wind down and its new mid-stream projects come on-line PVR will have much more steady cash flow. That's not to say thatthe company will be completely insulated from weakness in the natural gas market, ultimately low gas prices put the brakes on drilling and impact PVR's volumes negatively. It's still a whole heck of a lot better than coal and the company's stock price will likely reflect the change at some point in the future.With a 10% distribution after its recent hike, it looks as though PVR will be able to cover for now. However, if nat gas prices take a turn for the worse I wouldn't be surprised if the distribution needed to be cut.I like companies with stories like PVR's change in business model. Kudos to awallejr for initially bringing this one to my attention.Deej

Member Avatar awallejr (81.03) Submitted: 3/21/2014 6:37:42 PM
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Well PVR is no more. It merged with RGP.

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