Head to Head Analysis: PVR Partners (PVR) vs. Hallador Energy (HNRG)

PVR Partners (NYSE: PVR) and Hallador Energy (NASDAQ:HNRG) are both coal – nec companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Dividends

Hallador Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. PVR Partners does not pay a dividend. Hallador Energy pays out 64.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares PVR Partners and Hallador Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PVR Partners N/A N/A N/A
Hallador Energy 2.88% 10.92% 4.64%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

57.5% of Hallador Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 55.7% of Hallador Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PVR Partners and Hallador Energy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PVR Partners N/A N/A N/A ($0.81) N/A
Hallador Energy $281.45 million 0.58 $12.51 million $0.25 21.92

Hallador Energy has higher revenue and earnings than PVR Partners. PVR Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Hallador Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for PVR Partners and Hallador Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PVR Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hallador Energy 0 0 2 0 3.00

Hallador Energy has a consensus target price of $10.50, indicating a potential upside of 91.61%.

Summary

Hallador Energy beats PVR Partners on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PVR Partners

PVR Partners, L.P. (PVR) is engaged in the gathering and processing of natural gas and the management of coal and natural resource properties in the United States. The Company operates in three business segments: Eastern Midstream, Midcontinent Midstream and Coal and Natural Resource Management. In March 2014, Regency Energy Partners LP announced that it has acquired acquires all of PVR Partners, L.P’s outstanding units.

About Hallador Energy

Hallador Energy Company is an oil and gas exploration company focused on developing coal reserves in the Illinois Basin. The Company, through its subsidiary, Sunrise Coal, LLC, is engaged in coal mining in the state of Indiana serving the electric power generation industry. Its projects include Carlisle Mine, Ace in the Hole Mine, Oaktown 1 Mine, Oaktown 2 Mine and Bulldog Mine. It develops over 10 million tons of coal annually and has customers in the mid-west and southeastern United States. It has over 40.6 million tons of the Indiana coal V seam. It also has over 69.3 million controlled tons in both Knox County, Indiana and Lawrence County, Illinois. Its Carlisle underground coal mine is located near the town of Carlisle, Indiana in Sullivan County. The Ace mine is located approximately 40 miles northeast of the Carlisle Mine. Its Bulldog Mine controls over 35.8 million tons of coal reserves.

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