PVR Partners (NYSE: PVR) and CONSOL Coal Resources (NYSE:CCR) are both energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for PVR Partners and CONSOL Coal Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|CONSOL Coal Resources||0||2||5||0||2.71|
This table compares PVR Partners and CONSOL Coal Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|CONSOL Coal Resources||9.94%||21.14%||6.62%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
25.6% of CONSOL Coal Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
CONSOL Coal Resources pays an annual dividend of $2.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.1%. PVR Partners does not pay a dividend. CONSOL Coal Resources pays out 148.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares PVR Partners and CONSOL Coal Resources’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CONSOL Coal Resources||$281.12 million||1.53||$25.85 million||$1.38||11.38|
CONSOL Coal Resources has higher revenue and earnings than PVR Partners. PVR Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CONSOL Coal Resources, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
CONSOL Coal Resources beats PVR Partners on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
PVR Partners Company Profile
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.
CONSOL Coal Resources Company Profile
Consol Coal Resources LP, formerly CNX Coal Resources LP, is a producer of high-British thermal units (Btu) thermal coal. It is engaged in the management and development of coal operations of CONSOL Energy Inc. (CONSOL Energy) in Pennsylvania. It holds interest in, and operational control over, CONSOL Energy’s Pennsylvania Mining Complex, which consists of three underground mines and related infrastructure that produce high-Btu bituminous thermal coal that is sold primarily to electric utilities in the eastern United States. The Pennsylvania Mining Complex includes the Bailey Mine, the Enlow Fork Mine and the Harvey Mine. It mines its reserves from the Pittsburgh Number eight Coal Seam, which is a contiguous formation of uniform, Btu thermal coal. Its Bailey Mine is located in Enon, Pennsylvania. Its Enlow Fork Mine is located directly north of the Bailey Mine. Its Harvey Mine is located directly east of the Bailey and Enlow Fork Mines.
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