Reviewing Consol Energy (CEIX) and Hallador Energy (HNRG)

Consol Energy (NYSE: CEIX) and Hallador Energy (NASDAQ:HNRG) are both small-cap energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.


Hallador Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Consol Energy does not pay a dividend. Hallador Energy pays out 64.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Consol Energy and Hallador Energy’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Consol Energy $1.41 billion 0.65 $126.70 million $4.53 7.19
Hallador Energy $281.45 million 0.65 $12.51 million $0.25 24.68

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

3.7% of Consol Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 54.7% of Hallador Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 55.7% of Hallador Energy shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


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

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Consol Energy and Hallador Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Consol Energy 0 0 3 0 3.00
Hallador Energy 0 0 2 0 3.00

Consol Energy currently has a consensus price target of $36.00, indicating a potential upside of 10.53%. Hallador Energy has a consensus price target of $10.50, indicating a potential upside of 70.18%. Given Hallador Energy’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Hallador Energy is more favorable than Consol Energy.


Hallador Energy beats Consol Energy on 9 of the 14 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.

Hallador Energy Company Profile

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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