Consol Energy (NYSE: CEIX) and NACCO Industries (NYSE:NC) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Consol Energy and NACCO Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Consol Energy||$1.41 billion||0.65||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|NACCO Industries||$856.44 million||0.33||$29.60 million||$6.48||6.30|
NACCO Industries pays an annual dividend of $1.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.8%. Consol Energy does not pay a dividend. NACCO Industries pays out 30.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
3.7% of Consol Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.4% of NACCO Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.6% of NACCO Industries shares are owned by company 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.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Consol Energy and NACCO Industries, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Consol Energy currently has a consensus target price of $36.00, suggesting a potential upside of 10.53%. Given Consol Energy’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Consol Energy is more favorable than NACCO Industries.
This table compares Consol Energy and NACCO Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
NACCO Industries beats Consol Energy on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
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.
NACCO Industries Company Profile
NACCO Industries, Inc. is a holding company. The Company’s principal business includes mining. The Company operates through the NACoal segment. The Company’s subsidiary includes The North American Coal Corporation (NACoal). The Company’s NACoal segment mines coal for use in power generation and provides mining services for other natural resources companies. Coal is surface mined from NACoal’s mines in North Dakota, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. NACoal’s operating coal mining subsidiaries include Bisti Fuels Company, LLC (Bisti), Caddo Creek Resources Company, LLC (Caddo Creek), Camino Real Fuels, LLC (Camino Real), The Coteau Properties Company (Coteau), Coyote Creek Mining Company, LLC (Coyote Creek), Demery Resources Company, LLC (Demery), The Falkirk Mining Company (Falkirk), Liberty Fuels Company, LLC (Liberty), Mississippi Lignite Mining Company (MLMC) and The Sabine Mining Company (Sabine).
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