Reviewing PVR Partners (PVR) and CNX Resources (CNX)

PVR Partners (NYSE: PVR) and CNX Resources (NYSE:CNX) are both energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for PVR Partners and CNX Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PVR Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A
CNX Resources 0 3 7 0 2.70

CNX Resources has a consensus price target of $23.70, indicating a potential upside of 65.62%.

Dividends

CNX Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. PVR Partners does not pay a dividend. CNX Resources pays out -13.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares PVR Partners and CNX Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PVR Partners N/A N/A N/A
CNX Resources -7.49% 1.09% 0.48%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PVR Partners and CNX Resources’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PVR Partners N/A N/A N/A ($0.81) N/A
CNX Resources $2.03 billion 1.58 -$848.10 million ($0.97) -14.75

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

99.3% of CNX Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of CNX Resources shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

CNX Resources beats PVR Partners on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About CNX Resources

CNX Resources Corp., formerly CONSOL Energy Inc., is an integrated energy company. The Company’s divisions include Exploration and Production (E&P), Pennsylvania (PA) Mining Operations and Other. The E&P division operates through four segments: Marcellus Shale, Utica Shale, Coalbed Methane (CBM) and Other Gas, which produce pipeline quality natural gas for sale primarily to gas wholesalers. Its E&P division focuses on Appalachian area natural gas and liquids activities, including production, gathering, processing and acquisition of natural gas properties in the Appalachian Basin. The Other Gas segment is primarily related to shallow oil and gas production and the Chattanooga Shale in Tennessee. The principal activities of the PA Mining Operations division are mining, preparation and marketing of thermal coal, sold primarily to power generators. The Other division includes business activities, such as coal terminal operations and water operations.

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