Critical Review: CONSOL Coal Resources (CCR) & The Competition

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for CONSOL Coal Resources and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CONSOL Coal Resources 0 1 5 0 2.83
CONSOL Coal Resources Competitors 218 671 1065 23 2.45

CONSOL Coal Resources currently has a consensus price target of $20.60, indicating a potential upside of 40.14%. As a group, “Coal” companies have a potential upside of 24.62%. Given CONSOL Coal Resources’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe CONSOL Coal Resources is more favorable than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares CONSOL Coal Resources and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
CONSOL Coal Resources $322.78 million $34.08 million 10.58
CONSOL Coal Resources Competitors $867.86 million $68.71 million 188.49

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


This table compares CONSOL Coal Resources and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CONSOL Coal Resources 10.56% 23.26% 7.29%
CONSOL Coal Resources Competitors -226.67% 7.23% 2.46%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

25.6% of CONSOL Coal Resources 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 company 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.


CONSOL Coal Resources pays an annual dividend of $2.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.9%. CONSOL Coal Resources pays out 147.5% 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 7.7% and pay out 73.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

CONSOL Coal Resources has a beta of 1.27, suggesting that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CONSOL Coal Resources’ peers have a beta of 0.89, suggesting that their average share price is 11% less volatile than the S&P 500.


CONSOL Coal Resources beats its peers on 8 of the 15 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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