NACCO Industries (NC) versus The Competition Financial Review

NACCO Industries (NYSE: NC) is one of 33 public companies in the “Coal” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare NACCO Industries to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares NACCO Industries and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
NACCO Industries $856.44 million $29.60 million 6.07
NACCO Industries Competitors $867.86 million $68.02 million 158.33

NACCO Industries’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than NACCO Industries. NACCO Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

NACCO Industries has a beta of 0.5, suggesting that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NACCO Industries’ competitors have a beta of 0.89, suggesting that their average share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares NACCO Industries and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NACCO Industries 6.75% 18.54% 7.13%
NACCO Industries Competitors -226.67% 7.23% 2.46%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for NACCO Industries and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NACCO Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
NACCO Industries Competitors 217 671 1064 22 2.45

As a group, “Coal” companies have a potential upside of 27.36%. Given NACCO Industries’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe NACCO Industries has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

47.9% of NACCO Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.6% of shares of all “Coal” companies are held by institutional investors. 30.6% of NACCO Industries shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 22.2% of shares of all “Coal” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

NACCO Industries pays an annual dividend of $1.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. NACCO Industries pays out 31.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Coal” companies pay a dividend yield of 7.8% and pay out 71.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

About NACCO Industries

NACCO Industries, Inc. is a holding company. The Company’s principal business includes mining. The Company operates through the NACoal segment. The Company’s subsidiary includes The North American Coal Corporation (NACoal). The Company’s NACoal segment mines coal for use in power generation and provides mining services for other natural resources companies. Coal is surface mined from NACoal’s mines in North Dakota, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. NACoal’s operating coal mining subsidiaries include Bisti Fuels Company, LLC (Bisti), Caddo Creek Resources Company, LLC (Caddo Creek), Camino Real Fuels, LLC (Camino Real), The Coteau Properties Company (Coteau), Coyote Creek Mining Company, LLC (Coyote Creek), Demery Resources Company, LLC (Demery), The Falkirk Mining Company (Falkirk), Liberty Fuels Company, LLC (Liberty), Mississippi Lignite Mining Company (MLMC) and The Sabine Mining Company (Sabine).

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