Yanzhou Coal Mining Co (NYSE: YZC) and Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ:HNRG) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and profitabiliy.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Yanzhou Coal Mining Co and Hallador Energy Company’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yanzhou Coal Mining Co N/A N/A N/A ($0.10) -81.69
Hallador Energy Company $268.17 million 0.78 $78.09 million $0.45 15.78

Hallador Energy Company has higher revenue and earnings than Yanzhou Coal Mining Co. Yanzhou Coal Mining Co is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hallador Energy Company, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.3% of Yanzhou Coal Mining Co shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.1% of Hallador Energy Company shares are owned by institutional investors. 55.7% of Hallador Energy Company shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Yanzhou Coal Mining Co and Hallador Energy Company’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yanzhou Coal Mining Co 7.35% 5.86% 2.09%
Hallador Energy Company 5.06% 13.69% 5.62%

Volatility & Risk

Yanzhou Coal Mining Co has a beta of 0.94, indicating that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hallador Energy Company has a beta of -0.46, indicating that its stock price is 146% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Yanzhou Coal Mining Co and Hallador Energy Company, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yanzhou Coal Mining Co 0 0 1 0 3.00
Hallador Energy Company 0 0 1 0 3.00

Hallador Energy Company has a consensus price target of $11.00, suggesting a potential upside of 54.93%. Given Hallador Energy Company’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hallador Energy Company is more favorable than Yanzhou Coal Mining Co.

Dividends

Yanzhou Coal Mining Co pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Hallador Energy Company pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. Yanzhou Coal Mining Co pays out -10.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Hallador Energy Company pays out 35.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Summary

Hallador Energy Company beats Yanzhou Coal Mining Co on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Company Profile

Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited is a coal producer in China and Australia, which is primarily engaged in the mining, washing, processing and distribution of coal through railway transportation. The Company’s segments include Coal mining, which is engaged in underground and open-cut mining, preparation and sales of coal and potash mineral exploration; Coal railway transportation, which is engaged in the provision of railway transportation services; Methanol, electricity and heat supply, which is engaged in the production and sales of methanol and electricity and related heat supply services, and Equipment manufacturing, which is engaged in the manufacturing of coal mining and equipment. The Company offers a range of coal products and other mixed coal products, including thermal coal, semi-hard coking coal, semi-soft coking coal, pulverized coal injection (PCI) coal and other mixed coal products.

Hallador Energy Company Company Profile

Hallador Energy Company is an oil and gas exploration company focused on developing coal reserves in the Illinois Basin. The Company, through its subsidiary, Sunrise Coal, LLC, is engaged in coal mining in the state of Indiana serving the electric power generation industry. Its projects include Carlisle Mine, Ace in the Hole Mine, Oaktown 1 Mine, Oaktown 2 Mine and Bulldog Mine. It develops over 10 million tons of coal annually and has customers in the mid-west and southeastern United States. It has over 40.6 million tons of the Indiana coal V seam. It also has over 69.3 million controlled tons in both Knox County, Indiana and Lawrence County, Illinois. Its Carlisle underground coal mine is located near the town of Carlisle, Indiana in Sullivan County. The Ace mine is located approximately 40 miles northeast of the Carlisle Mine. Its Bulldog Mine controls over 35.8 million tons of coal reserves.

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