Comparing Yanzhou Coal Mining (YZCAY) & Foresight Energy (FELP)

Yanzhou Coal Mining (OTCMKTS: YZCAY) and Foresight Energy (NYSE:FELP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

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Yanzhou Coal Mining pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Foresight Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.23 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.4%. Foresight Energy pays out -15.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Yanzhou Coal Mining and Foresight Energy’s 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 1.16 $312.09 million N/A N/A
Foresight Energy $954.53 million 0.55 -$215.23 million ($1.53) -2.35

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Yanzhou Coal Mining shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.7% of Foresight Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Yanzhou Coal Mining and Foresight 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
Foresight Energy -18.78% -3.93% -1.18%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Yanzhou Coal Mining and Foresight 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
Foresight Energy 0 3 0 0 2.00

Foresight Energy has a consensus price target of $4.83, indicating a potential upside of 34.26%. Given Foresight Energy’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Foresight Energy is more favorable than Yanzhou Coal Mining.

Volatility and Risk

Yanzhou Coal Mining has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Foresight Energy has a beta of 0.81, indicating that its share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Yanzhou Coal Mining beats Foresight Energy on 7 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.

Foresight Energy Company Profile

Foresight Energy LP is engaged in the mining and marketing of coal from reserves and operations located in the Illinois Basin. As of December 31, 2016, the Company controlled 2.1 billion tons of coal in the state of Illinois. Its reserves consist principally of three contiguous blocks of uniform, thick, high heat content (high Btu) thermal coal, which are used for longwall operations. The Company operates four underground mining complexes in the Illinois Basin, including Williamson, Sugar Camp, Hillsboro and Macoupin. Its mining complexes operate in the Illinois Basin with approximately two located in Southern Illinois and over two located in Central Illinois. Williamson, Sugar Camp and Hillsboro are longwall operations, and Macoupin is a continuous miner operation. The Company markets and sells its coal to electric utility and industrial companies in the eastern half of the United States as well as internationally (primarily into Europe).

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