Head-To-Head Analysis: Hallador Energy (HNRG) and Consol Energy (CEIX)

Hallador Energy (NASDAQ: HNRG) and Consol Energy (NYSE:CEIX) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.


Hallador Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Consol Energy does not pay a dividend. Hallador Energy pays out 61.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Hallador Energy and Consol Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hallador Energy 0 0 2 0 3.00
Consol Energy 0 0 3 0 3.00

Hallador Energy presently has a consensus target price of $10.50, suggesting a potential upside of 69.08%. Consol Energy has a consensus target price of $36.00, suggesting a potential upside of 11.77%. Given Hallador Energy’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Hallador Energy is more favorable than Consol Energy.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hallador Energy and Consol Energy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hallador Energy $281.45 million 0.66 $12.51 million $0.26 23.89
Consol Energy $1.41 billion 0.64 N/A N/A N/A

Hallador Energy has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Consol Energy.


This table compares Hallador Energy and Consol Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hallador Energy 2.88% 10.92% 4.64%
Consol Energy N/A N/A N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

54.7% of Hallador Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 3.7% of Consol Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 46.2% of Hallador Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Hallador Energy beats Consol Energy on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hallador Energy Company Profile

Hallador Energy Company is an oil and gas exploration company focused on developing coal reserves in the Illinois Basin. The Company, through its subsidiary, Sunrise Coal, LLC, is engaged in coal mining in the state of Indiana serving the electric power generation industry. Its projects include Carlisle Mine, Ace in the Hole Mine, Oaktown 1 Mine, Oaktown 2 Mine and Bulldog Mine. It develops over 10 million tons of coal annually and has customers in the mid-west and southeastern United States. It has over 40.6 million tons of the Indiana coal V seam. It also has over 69.3 million controlled tons in both Knox County, Indiana and Lawrence County, Illinois. Its Carlisle underground coal mine is located near the town of Carlisle, Indiana in Sullivan County. The Ace mine is located approximately 40 miles northeast of the Carlisle Mine. Its Bulldog Mine controls over 35.8 million tons of coal reserves.

Consol Energy Company Profile

CONSOL Energy Inc., formerly CONSOL Mining Corporation, is engaged in the natural gas exploration and production business. The Company is a producer and exporter of high-Btu bituminous thermal and crossover metallurgical coal. It holds interest in the Pennsylvania Mining Complex (PMC) and related coal assets, terminal operations at the Port of Baltimore. The Company also holds interest in the undeveloped coal reserves located in the Northern Appalachian, Central Appalachian and Illinois basins. The Pennsylvania Mining complex, located in Greene and Washington counties. PMC includes Bailey Mine, Enlow Fork Mine, Harvey Mine, Centralized Coal Processing facility and Train Loadout facility.

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