Foresight Energy (NYSE: FELP) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Coal” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Foresight Energy to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Foresight Energy and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Foresight Energy||$875.83 million||-$178.78 million||-2.49|
|Foresight Energy Competitors||$934.53 million||-$31.41 million||14.05|
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Foresight Energy and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Foresight Energy Competitors||188||634||1013||18||2.46|
Foresight Energy currently has a consensus price target of $5.25, indicating a potential upside of 25.00%. As a group, “Coal” companies have a potential upside of 24.48%. Given Foresight Energy’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Foresight Energy is more favorable than its competitors.
Foresight Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. Foresight Energy pays out -15.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Coal” companies pay a dividend yield of 8.4% and pay out 77.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.
Volatility & Risk
Foresight Energy has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Foresight Energy’s competitors have a beta of 0.90, indicating that their average stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Foresight Energy and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Foresight Energy Competitors||-212.70%||5.87%||2.17%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
11.7% of Foresight Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.4% of shares of all “Coal” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.2% of shares of all “Coal” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Foresight Energy competitors beat Foresight Energy on 11 of the 14 factors compared.
About Foresight Energy
Foresight Energy LP is engaged in the mining and marketing of coal from reserves and operations located in the Illinois Basin. As of December 31, 2016, the Company controlled 2.1 billion tons of coal in the state of Illinois. Its reserves consist principally of three contiguous blocks of uniform, thick, high heat content (high Btu) thermal coal, which are used for longwall operations. The Company operates four underground mining complexes in the Illinois Basin, including Williamson, Sugar Camp, Hillsboro and Macoupin. Its mining complexes operate in the Illinois Basin with approximately two located in Southern Illinois and over two located in Central Illinois. Williamson, Sugar Camp and Hillsboro are longwall operations, and Macoupin is a continuous miner operation. The Company markets and sells its coal to electric utility and industrial companies in the eastern half of the United States as well as internationally (primarily into Europe).
Receive News & Ratings for Foresight Energy LP Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Foresight Energy LP and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.