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Reviewing CONSOL Coal Resources and Its Peers



By Devon Dixon

January 2, 2018 - CONSOL Coal Resources (NYSE: CCR) is one of 33 public companies in the “Coal” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare CONSOL Coal Resources to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for CONSOL Coal Resources and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.


CONSOL Coal Resources presently has a consensus price target of $20.20, indicating a potential upside of 29.74%. As a group, “Coal” companies have a potential upside of 20.87%. Given CONSOL Coal Resources’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe CONSOL Coal Resources is more favorable than its rivals.


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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CONSOL Coal Resources and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.


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


CONSOL Coal Resources pays an annual dividend of $2.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.2%. 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. As a group, “Coal” companies pay a dividend yield of 7.3% and pay out 70.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

25.6% of CONSOL Coal Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.6% of shares of all “Coal” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.2% of shares of all “Coal” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


CONSOL Coal Resources beats its rivals on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

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.