CNX Resources (NYSE: CNX) and CONSOL Coal Resources (NYSE:CCR) are both energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.
This table compares CNX Resources and CONSOL Coal Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|CONSOL Coal Resources||9.94%||21.14%||6.62%|
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for CNX Resources and CONSOL Coal Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|CONSOL Coal Resources||0||2||5||0||2.71|
CNX Resources presently has a consensus price target of $23.40, indicating a potential upside of 61.27%. CONSOL Coal Resources has a consensus price target of $20.20, indicating a potential upside of 29.90%. Given CNX Resources’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe CNX Resources is more favorable than CONSOL Coal Resources.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares CNX Resources and CONSOL Coal Resources’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|CNX Resources||$2.03 billion||1.61||-$848.10 million||($0.97)||-14.96|
|CONSOL Coal Resources||$281.12 million||1.51||$25.85 million||$1.38||11.27|
CONSOL Coal Resources has lower revenue, but higher earnings than CNX Resources. CNX Resources is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CONSOL Coal Resources, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
CNX Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. CONSOL Coal Resources pays an annual dividend of $2.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.2%. CNX Resources pays out -13.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CONSOL Coal Resources pays out 148.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
96.8% of CNX Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 25.6% of CONSOL Coal Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of CNX Resources shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
CNX Resources beats CONSOL Coal Resources on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
About CNX Resources
CNX Resources Corp., formerly CONSOL Energy Inc., is an integrated energy company. The Company’s divisions include Exploration and Production (E&P), Pennsylvania (PA) Mining Operations and Other. The E&P division operates through four segments: Marcellus Shale, Utica Shale, Coalbed Methane (CBM) and Other Gas, which produce pipeline quality natural gas for sale primarily to gas wholesalers. Its E&P division focuses on Appalachian area natural gas and liquids activities, including production, gathering, processing and acquisition of natural gas properties in the Appalachian Basin. The Other Gas segment is primarily related to shallow oil and gas production and the Chattanooga Shale in Tennessee. The principal activities of the PA Mining Operations division are mining, preparation and marketing of thermal coal, sold primarily to power generators. The Other division includes business activities, such as coal terminal operations and water operations.
About CONSOL Coal Resources
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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