Thursday, July 13, 2017

Chart Industries Getting Back On Track

Although it is much too soon that the LNG market opportunity is really coming back, Chart Industries (NASDAQ:GTLS) has been strong over the past year (up almost 40% from the time of my last article). Attributing performance always involves some guesswork, but I believe Chart has done well due in part to optimism over the new administration (as it pertains to tax reform and supporting U.S. energy exports), growing confidence in an industrial recovery, optimism that LNG activity is bottoming out, and at least some recognition of self-help efforts at the company.

Chart Industries appears priced to generate a long-term return in the 9% to 10% range, which isn't bad considering that that leaves some upside from a more bullish “strong LNG” scenario that could potentially add many hundreds of millions of dollars to the long-term revenue outlook. Although management has been sounding more upbeat of late, I'd caution readers that these shares are have been more volatile than average in the past, as the market has swung wildly from optimism to pessimism over the outlook for expanded LNG-related business.

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Chart Industries Getting Back On Track

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