Reviewing CONSOL Coal Resources (CCR) and The Competition

CONSOL Coal Resources (NYSE: CCR) is one of 33 publicly-traded companies in the “Coal” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare CONSOL Coal Resources to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for CONSOL Coal Resources and its rivals, 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 Competitors 214 665 1055 22 2.45

CONSOL Coal Resources currently has a consensus price target of $20.20, indicating a potential upside of 22.80%. As a group, “Coal” companies have a potential upside of 18.01%. Given CONSOL Coal Resources’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CONSOL Coal Resources is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares CONSOL Coal Resources and its rivals’ 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%
CONSOL Coal Resources Competitors -228.44% 6.50% 2.44%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

25.6% of CONSOL Coal Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.8% of shares of all “Coal” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.2% of shares of all “Coal” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

CONSOL Coal Resources pays an annual dividend of $2.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.5%. 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. As a group, “Coal” companies pay a dividend yield of 6.7% and pay out 83.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CONSOL Coal Resources and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CONSOL Coal Resources $281.12 million $25.85 million 11.92
CONSOL Coal Resources Competitors $934.53 million -$31.41 million 186.41

CONSOL Coal Resources’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than CONSOL Coal Resources. CONSOL Coal Resources is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

CONSOL Coal Resources beats its rivals on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

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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