Financial Survey: Yanzhou Coal Mining (YZCAY) versus Peabody Energy (BTU)

Yanzhou Coal Mining (OTCMKTS: YZCAY) and Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings, profitability and institutional ownership.

Dividends

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Yanzhou Coal Mining pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Peabody Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Peabody Energy pays out 4.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Yanzhou Coal Mining and Peabody Energy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yanzhou Coal Mining $5.01 billion 1.23 $312.09 million N/A N/A
Peabody Energy $5.58 billion 0.89 $461.60 million $10.20 3.75

Peabody Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Yanzhou Coal Mining.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of Yanzhou Coal Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.3% of Peabody Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Yanzhou Coal Mining and Peabody Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yanzhou Coal Mining N/A N/A N/A
Peabody Energy 14.41% 32.83% 7.50%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Yanzhou Coal Mining and Peabody Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yanzhou Coal Mining 0 0 0 0 N/A
Peabody Energy 0 2 7 0 2.78

Peabody Energy has a consensus price target of $42.22, suggesting a potential upside of 10.36%. Given Peabody Energy’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Peabody Energy is more favorable than Yanzhou Coal Mining.

Summary

Peabody Energy beats Yanzhou Coal Mining on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Profile

Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited is a coal producer in China and Australia, which is primarily engaged in the mining, washing, processing and distribution of coal through railway transportation. The Company’s segments include Coal mining, which is engaged in underground and open-cut mining, preparation and sales of coal and potash mineral exploration; Coal railway transportation, which is engaged in the provision of railway transportation services; Methanol, electricity and heat supply, which is engaged in the production and sales of methanol and electricity and related heat supply services, and Equipment manufacturing, which is engaged in the manufacturing of coal mining and equipment. The Company offers a range of coal products and other mixed coal products, including thermal coal, semi-hard coking coal, semi-soft coking coal, pulverized coal injection (PCI) coal and other mixed coal products.

Peabody Energy Company Profile

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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