CONSOL 1Q14: Top Mgmt Changes, Change to Shale Driller Continues

It’s hard to believe, but CONSOL Energy, originally a coal company, is 150 years old. The company was founded when Abe Lincoln was alive. As CONSOL’s current CEO Brett Harvey (retiring in May) says mentioning Abe and the age of CONSOL is relevant “because good assets, with the right strategy, are timeless.” CONSOL issued their first quarter operating and financial report yesterday (see it below). After experiencing a net loss last year at this time, CONSOL’s 1Q14 net income was a healthy $116 million on the black side of the ledger.

In the Marcellus Shale, CONSOL Energy and its joint venture partner drilled 35 wells, completed 23 wells, and had 11 wells turned in line. In the Utica Shale, CONSOL Energy and its joint venture partner drilled 7 wells, completed 3 wells, and had 10 wells turned in line. Below we have an overview of yesterday’s CONSOL 1Q14 report, the report itself, and a portion of an analyst call with top management…

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