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NACCO Industries and Its Peers Critical Review



By Renee Jackson

February 4, 2018 - NACCO Industries is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Coal” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare NACCO Industries to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for NACCO Industries and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

As a group, “Coal” companies have a potential upside of 26.42%. Given NACCO Industries’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe NACCO Industries has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares NACCO Industries and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.


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


This table compares NACCO Industries and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

48.1% of NACCO Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.6% of shares of all “Coal” companies are held by institutional investors. 30.6% of NACCO Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 22.2% of shares of all “Coal” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


NACCO Industries pays an annual dividend of $1.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.2%. NACCO Industries pays out 30.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Coal” companies pay a dividend yield of 7.4% and pay out 70.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.


NACCO Industries beats its competitors on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

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).