Consol Energy (CEIX) & Its Peers Critical Analysis

Consol Energy (NYSE: CEIX) is one of 33 publicly-traded companies in the “Coal” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Consol Energy to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Consol Energy and its peers’ 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
Consol Energy Competitors -210.54% 6.48% 2.15%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Consol Energy and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Consol Energy $1.41 billion $67.63 million N/A
Consol Energy Competitors $916.42 million $66.44 million 240.56

Consol Energy has higher revenue and earnings than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

35.3% of Consol Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.2% of shares of all “Coal” companies are owned by institutional investors. 20.7% of shares of all “Coal” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Consol Energy and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Consol Energy 0 0 3 0 3.00
Consol Energy Competitors 221 673 1070 23 2.45

Consol Energy presently has a consensus target price of $36.00, suggesting a potential upside of 10.36%. As a group, “Coal” companies have a potential upside of 23.76%. Given Consol Energy’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Consol Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Consol Energy peers beat Consol Energy on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

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.

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