Financial Survey: Consol Energy (CEIX) versus Its Competitors

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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Consol Energy and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Consol Energy $1.41 billion $67.63 million 7.03
Consol Energy Competitors $916.42 million $66.44 million 225.55

Consol Energy has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Consol Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Consol Energy and its competitors’ 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%

Insider & Institutional 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 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Consol Energy and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Consol Energy 0 0 3 0 3.00
Consol Energy Competitors 220 673 1069 23 2.45

Consol Energy presently has a consensus price target of $36.00, suggesting a potential upside of 12.99%. As a group, “Coal” companies have a potential upside of 24.51%. Given Consol Energy’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Consol Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Consol Energy competitors beat Consol Energy on 7 of the 12 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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