Consol Energy (NYSE: CEIX) and Cloud Peak Energy (NYSE:CLD) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Consol Energy and Cloud Peak Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Cloud Peak Energy||0||6||1||0||2.14|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
35.3% of Consol Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.7% of Cloud Peak Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 2.5% of Cloud Peak Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Consol Energy and Cloud Peak Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Cloud Peak Energy||-0.75%||-3.29%||-1.92%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Consol Energy and Cloud Peak Energy’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Consol Energy||$1.41 billion||0.65||$67.62 million||N/A||N/A|
|Cloud Peak Energy||$887.71 million||0.28||-$6.63 million||($0.13)||-25.31|
Consol Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Cloud Peak Energy.
Consol Energy beats Cloud Peak Energy on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Consol Energy
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.
About Cloud Peak Energy
Cloud Peak Energy Inc. is a producer of coal in the United States of America and the Powder River Basin (PRB). In the PRB, the Company owns and operates three surface coal mines: the Antelope Mine, the Cordero Rojo Mine and the Spring Creek Mine. Its segments include Owned and Operated Mines, and Logistics and Related Activities. Its Owned and Operated Mines segment includes its Antelope Mine, Cordero Rojo Mine, and Spring Creek Mine. The Logistics and Related Activities segment includes the services it provides to its international and certain of its domestic customers where it delivers coal to the customer at a terminal or the customer’s plant or other delivery point, remote from its mine site. As of December 31, 2016, the Company also operated two development projects, both located in the Northern PRB: Youngs Creek Project and Big Metal Project. The Company’s Antelope Mine and Cordero Rojo Mine are located in Wyoming and its Spring Creek Mine is located in Montana.
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