CONSOL Coal Resources (NYSE: CCR) and CNX Resources (NYSE:CNX) are both energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.
CONSOL Coal Resources pays an annual dividend of $2.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.1%. CNX Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. 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. CNX Resources pays out -13.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares CONSOL Coal Resources and CNX 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 & Insider Ownership
25.6% of CONSOL Coal Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.3% of CNX Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of CNX Resources shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares CONSOL Coal Resources and CNX Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share 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|
|CNX Resources||$2.03 billion||1.65||-$848.10 million||($0.97)||-15.34|
CONSOL Coal Resources has higher earnings, but lower revenue than CNX Resources. CNX Resources 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.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for CONSOL Coal Resources and CNX Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|CONSOL Coal Resources||0||2||5||0||2.71|
CONSOL Coal Resources currently has a consensus price target of $20.20, suggesting a potential upside of 28.66%. CNX Resources has a consensus price target of $23.40, suggesting a potential upside of 57.26%. Given CNX Resources’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CNX Resources is more favorable than CONSOL Coal Resources.
CNX Resources beats CONSOL Coal Resources on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
About CONSOL Coal Resources
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.
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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