Analyzing Rhino Resource Partners (RHNO) and Peabody Energy (BTU)

Rhino Resource Partners (OTCMKTS: RHNO) and Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.


Peabody Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Rhino Resource Partners does not pay a dividend. Peabody Energy pays out 4.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Rhino Resource Partners and Peabody Energy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rhino Resource Partners $218.69 million 0.13 -$130.76 million ($1.75) -1.24
Peabody Energy $5.58 billion 0.93 $461.60 million $10.20 3.94

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.4% of Peabody Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of Peabody Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Rhino Resource Partners and Peabody Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rhino Resource Partners -8.38% -13.42% -7.44%
Peabody Energy 14.41% 32.83% 7.50%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Rhino Resource Partners and Peabody Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rhino Resource Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A
Peabody Energy 0 2 7 0 2.78

Peabody Energy has a consensus price target of $42.22, indicating a potential upside of 5.19%. Given Peabody Energy’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Peabody Energy is more favorable than Rhino Resource Partners.


Peabody Energy beats Rhino Resource Partners on 13 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Rhino Resource Partners

Rhino Resource Partners LP is an energy limited partnership that is focused on coal and energy related assets and activities, including energy infrastructure investments. The Company produces, processes and sells coal of various steam and metallurgical grades from multiple coal producing basins in the United States. It operates through four segments. The Central Appalachia segment consists of over two mining complexes: Tug River and Rob Fork. The Northern Appalachia segment consists of the Hopedale mining complex and the Leesville field. The Rhino Western segment includes its underground mine in the Western Bituminous region. The Illinois Basin segment includes its underground mine, preparation plant and river loadout facility, and Taylorville field reserves located in central Illinois. Its Other category consists of its ancillary businesses and remaining oil and natural gas activities.

About Peabody Energy

Peabody Energy Corporation is a coal company. The Company’s segments include Powder River Basin Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining, Western U.S. Mining, Australian Metallurgical Mining, Australian Thermal Mining, Trading and Brokerage, and Corporate and Other. Its Powder River Basin Mining operations consist of its mines in Wyoming. Midwestern U.S. Mining operations reflect the Company‚Äôs Illinois and Indiana mining operations. Western U.S. Mining operations reflect the aggregation of the New Mexico, Arizona and Colorado mining operations. Australian Metallurgical Mining operations consist of mines in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Australian Thermal Mining operations consist of mines in New South Wales, Australia. Its Trading and Brokerage segment engages in the direct and brokered trading of coal and freight-related contracts through the trading and business offices. Its Corporate and Other includes selling and administrative expenses, and corporate hedging activities.

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