Consol Energy (CEIX) and Its Peers Critical Review

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

3.7% of Consol Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.2% of shares of all “Coal” companies are owned by institutional investors. 20.7% of shares of all “Coal” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Consol Energy and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Consol Energy N/A N/A N/A
Consol Energy Competitors -226.67% 7.23% 2.46%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Consol Energy and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Consol Energy $1.41 billion N/A 13.69
Consol Energy Competitors $867.86 million $68.71 million 188.49

Consol Energy has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Consol Energy 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.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Consol Energy 0 0 3 0 3.00
Consol Energy Competitors 217 671 1064 23 2.45

Consol Energy presently has a consensus price target of $36.00, suggesting a potential upside of 9.12%. As a group, “Coal” companies have a potential upside of 25.43%. Given Consol Energy’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Consol Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Consol Energy competitors beat Consol Energy on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

About Consol Energy

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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