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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Peabody Energy and Peabody Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Peabody Energy $5.24 billion 0.56 $978.90 million N/A N/A
Peabody Energy N/A N/A N/A ($67.07) -0.01

Peabody Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Peabody Energy.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.7% of Peabody Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Peabody Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Peabody Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of Peabody Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Peabody Energy and Peabody Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

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

Peabody Energy currently has a consensus target price of $33.43, indicating a potential upside of 15.27%. Peabody Energy has a consensus target price of $33.00, indicating a potential upside of 8,516.19%. Given Peabody Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Peabody Energy is more favorable than Peabody Energy.

Summary

Peabody Energy beats Peabody Energy on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Peabody Energy 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.

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.

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