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Comparing CONSOL Coal Resources and Its Competitors



By Stan Pace

February 11, 2018 - CONSOL Coal Resources (NYSE: CCR) is one of 33 public companies in the “Coal” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare CONSOL Coal Resources to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

25.6% of CONSOL Coal Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.6% of shares of all “Coal” companies are held by institutional investors. 22.2% of shares of all “Coal” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations


This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for CONSOL Coal Resources and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.


CONSOL Coal Resources presently has a consensus target price of $20.60, indicating a potential upside of 37.33%. As a group, “Coal” companies have a potential upside of 26.63%. Given CONSOL Coal Resources’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe CONSOL Coal Resources is more favorable than its peers.


CONSOL Coal Resources pays an annual dividend of $2.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.7%. CONSOL Coal Resources pays out 147.5% 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 7.8% and pay out 72.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.


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




Risk and Volatility

CONSOL Coal Resources has a beta of 1.27, meaning that its share price is 27% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CONSOL Coal Resources’ peers have a beta of 0.89, meaning that their average share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CONSOL Coal Resources and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.



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


CONSOL Coal Resources beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.


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. - Your Foremost Source for Coal News