Peabody Energy (OTCMKTS: BTUUQ) and Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Peabody Energy and Peabody Energy Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Peabody Energy 0 0 1 0 3.00
Peabody Energy Corporation 0 2 5 0 2.71

Peabody Energy currently has a consensus target price of $33.00, indicating a potential upside of 8,516.19%. Peabody Energy Corporation has a consensus target price of $35.57, indicating a potential upside of 30.73%. Given Peabody Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Peabody Energy is more favorable than Peabody Energy Corporation.

Profitability

This table compares Peabody Energy and Peabody Energy Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Peabody Energy -12.92% -179.69% -6.22%
Peabody Energy Corporation N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Peabody Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.9% of Peabody Energy Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Peabody Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Peabody Energy and Peabody Energy Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Peabody Energy N/A N/A N/A ($67.07) -0.01
Peabody Energy Corporation $5.24 billion 0.52 $978.90 million N/A N/A

Peabody Energy Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Peabody Energy.

Summary

Peabody Energy Corporation beats Peabody Energy on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Peabody Energy Company Profile

Peabody Energy Corporation is a coal company, which is engaged in the mining of thermal coal for sale primarily to electric utilities and metallurgical coal for sale to industrial customers. Its mining operations are located in the United States and Australia. Its segments are Powder River Basin Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining, Western U.S. Mining, Australian Metallurgical Mining, Australian Thermal Mining, Trading and Brokerage, and Corporate and Other. It also markets and brokers coal from other coal producers, both as principal and agent, and trades coal and freight-related contracts through trading and business offices in Australia, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Its other energy-related commercial activities include participating in operations of a mine-mouth coal-fueled generating plant, managing its coal reserve and real estate holdings, evaluating Btu Conversion projects and supporting the development of clean coal technologies.

Peabody Energy Corporation Company Profile

Peabody Energy Corporation is a coal company. The Company’s segments include Powder River Basin Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining, Western U.S. Mining, Australian Metallurgical Mining, Australian Thermal Mining, Trading and Brokerage, and Corporate and Other. Its Powder River Basin Mining operations consist of its mines in Wyoming. Midwestern U.S. Mining operations reflect the Company‚Äôs Illinois and Indiana mining operations. Western U.S. Mining operations reflect the aggregation of the New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado mining operations. Australian Metallurgical Mining operations consist of mines in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Australian Thermal Mining operations consist of mines in New South Wales, Australia. Its Trading and Brokerage segment engages in the direct and brokered trading of coal and freight-related contracts through the trading and business offices. Its Corporate and Other includes selling and administrative expenses, and corporate hedging activities.

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