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

Profitability

This table compares Hallador Energy and PVR Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hallador Energy 3.13% 11.19% 4.67%
PVR Partners N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Hallador Energy and PVR Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hallador Energy $281.45 million 0.53 $12.51 million $0.27 18.59
PVR Partners N/A N/A N/A ($0.81) N/A

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

Dividends

Hallador Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. PVR Partners does not pay a dividend. Hallador Energy pays out 59.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

57.5% of Hallador Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 55.7% of Hallador Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Hallador Energy and PVR Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hallador Energy 0 0 1 0 3.00
PVR Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A

Hallador Energy currently has a consensus target price of $11.00, indicating a potential upside of 119.12%.

Summary

Hallador Energy beats PVR Partners on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hallador Energy

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.

About PVR Partners

PVR Partners, L.P. (PVR) is engaged in the gathering and processing of natural gas and the management of coal and natural resource properties in the United States. The Company operates in three business segments: Eastern Midstream, Midcontinent Midstream and Coal and Natural Resource Management. In March 2014, Regency Energy Partners LP announced that it has acquired acquires all of PVR Partners, L.P’s outstanding units.

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