Head-To-Head Review: Contura Energy (OTCMKTS:CNTE) and The Competition

Contura Energy (OTCMKTS: CNTE) is one of 13 public companies in the “Bituminous coal & lignite – surface mining” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Contura Energy to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

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This table compares Contura Energy and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Contura Energy $1.65 billion $154.52 million 6.78
Contura Energy Competitors $1.90 billion $166.44 million -5.11

Contura Energy’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Contura Energy. Contura Energy is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Contura Energy has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Contura Energy’s rivals have a beta of -1.85, meaning that their average stock price is 285% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.9% of Contura Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.4% of shares of all “Bituminous coal & lignite – surface mining” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.5% of shares of all “Bituminous coal & lignite – surface mining” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Contura Energy and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Contura Energy 8.15% 196.93% 10.51%
Contura Energy Competitors 10.92% 37.09% 4.73%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Contura Energy and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Contura Energy 0 1 2 0 2.67
Contura Energy Competitors 134 336 480 29 2.41

Contura Energy currently has a consensus target price of $80.00, indicating a potential upside of 23.10%. As a group, “Bituminous coal & lignite – surface mining” companies have a potential upside of 16.77%. Given Contura Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Contura Energy is more favorable than its rivals.


Contura Energy beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Contura Energy

Contura Energy, Inc. extracts, processes, and markets steam and metallurgical coal to electric utilities, steel and coke producers, and industrial customers the United States. The company operates in four segments: Central Appalachia Operations, Northern Appalachia Operations, Powder River Basin Operations, and Trading and Logistics. It operates ground and surface coal mining complexes in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. The company provides coal trading and terminal services. Contura Energy, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Bristol, Tennessee.

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