Comparing New Wei (WLTGQ) and Hallador Energy (HNRG)

New Wei (OTCMKTS:WLTGQ) and Hallador Energy (NASDAQ:HNRG) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Dividends

Hallador Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. New Wei does not pay a dividend. Hallador Energy pays out 30.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
New Wei N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Hallador Energy $271.63 million 0.69 $32.04 million $0.53 11.64

Hallador Energy has higher revenue and earnings than New Wei.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
New Wei N/A N/A N/A
Hallador Energy 9.64% 3.07% 1.48%

Volatility and Risk

New Wei has a beta of 56.38, suggesting that its stock price is 5,538% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hallador Energy has a beta of -0.32, suggesting that its stock price is 132% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of New Wei shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 53.4% of Hallador Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 1.3% of New Wei shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 45.1% of Hallador Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for New Wei and Hallador Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
New Wei 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hallador Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Hallador Energy beats New Wei on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About New Wei

Walter Energy, Inc. is a producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. It also produces thermal coal, anthracite, metallurgical coke and coal bed methane gas and other related products. The company operates through following reportable segments: U.S. Operations, Canadian and U.K. Operations, and Other. The U.S. Operations segment includes hard coking coal and thermal coal mines in both Alabama and West Virginia, a coke plant in Alabama, and coal bed methane extraction operations also located in Alabama. The Alabama operations consist of two underground hard coking coal mines in Southern Appalachia’s Blue Creek coal seam, one underground thermal coal mine, one surface hard coking coal mine and two surface hard coking and thermal coal mines. The West Virginia operations acquired four mines on two properties in West Virginia through the acquisition of Western Coal. The Mines on these properties produce both hard coking and thermal coal. The two properties are the Gauley Eagle and Maple properties and each has an underground mine and surface mine. The Canadian mining operations segment currently operate three surface metallurgical coal mines in Northeast British Columbia’s coalfields. Within British Columbia, the company holds the right to two large multi-deposit coal property groups: the Wolverine group, including the Perry Creek, EB and Hermann deposits; and the Brazion group, including the Brule Mine and the Willow Creek Mine and less explored portions of these properties and adjacent properties. The U.K. mining operation segment consists of an underground and surface mine located in South Wales. Walter Energy was founded by James Willis Walter in 1946 and is headquartered in Birmingham, AL.

About Hallador Energy

Hallador Energy Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the mining, production, and sale of steam coal for the electric power generation industry in the United States. The company holds interests in the Oaktown 1 underground mine located in Knox County, Indiana; the Oaktown 2 mine located in Knox County, Indiana and Lawrence County, Illinois; Carlisle underground coal mine located near the town of Carlisle, Indiana; and Ace in the Hole mine located near Clay City, Indiana. It is also involved in oil and gas exploration activities in Michigan and Indiana. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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