Head to Head Contrast: CONSOL Coal Resources (CCR) and NACCO Industries (NC)

CONSOL Coal Resources (NYSE: CCR) and NACCO Industries (NYSE:NC) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

Risk & Volatility

CONSOL Coal Resources has a beta of 1.4, meaning that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NACCO Industries has a beta of 0.37, meaning that its stock price is 63% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

25.6% of CONSOL Coal Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.6% of NACCO Industries shares are owned by institutional investors. 30.6% of NACCO Industries shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares CONSOL Coal Resources and NACCO Industries’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CONSOL Coal Resources $281.12 million 1.48 $25.85 million $1.38 11.01
NACCO Industries $856.44 million 0.31 $29.60 million $6.48 6.01

NACCO Industries has higher revenue and earnings than CONSOL Coal Resources. NACCO Industries is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than CONSOL Coal Resources, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

CONSOL Coal Resources pays an annual dividend of $2.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.5%. NACCO Industries pays an annual dividend of $1.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. CONSOL Coal Resources pays out 148.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. NACCO Industries pays out 30.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. CONSOL Coal Resources has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years. CONSOL Coal Resources is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares CONSOL Coal Resources and NACCO Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CONSOL Coal Resources 9.94% 21.14% 6.62%
NACCO Industries 6.75% 18.54% 7.13%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for CONSOL Coal Resources and NACCO Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CONSOL Coal Resources 0 2 5 0 2.71
NACCO Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A

CONSOL Coal Resources currently has a consensus price target of $20.20, suggesting a potential upside of 32.89%. Given CONSOL Coal Resources’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe CONSOL Coal Resources is more favorable than NACCO Industries.

Summary

CONSOL Coal Resources beats NACCO Industries on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

CONSOL Coal Resources Company Profile

Consol Coal Resources LP, formerly CNX Coal Resources LP, is a producer of high-British thermal units (Btu) thermal coal. It is engaged in the management and development of coal operations of CONSOL Energy Inc. (CONSOL Energy) in Pennsylvania. It holds interest in, and operational control over, CONSOL Energy’s Pennsylvania Mining Complex, which consists of three underground mines and related infrastructure that produce high-Btu bituminous thermal coal that is sold primarily to electric utilities in the eastern United States. The Pennsylvania Mining Complex includes the Bailey Mine, the Enlow Fork Mine and the Harvey Mine. It mines its reserves from the Pittsburgh Number eight Coal Seam, which is a contiguous formation of uniform, Btu thermal coal. Its Bailey Mine is located in Enon, Pennsylvania. Its Enlow Fork Mine is located directly north of the Bailey Mine. Its Harvey Mine is located directly east of the Bailey and Enlow Fork Mines.

NACCO Industries Company Profile

NACCO Industries, Inc. is a holding company. The Company’s principal business includes mining. The Company operates through the NACoal segment. The Company’s subsidiary includes The North American Coal Corporation (NACoal). The Company’s NACoal segment mines coal for use in power generation and provides mining services for other natural resources companies. Coal is surface mined from NACoal’s mines in North Dakota, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana and the Navajo Nation in New Mexico. NACoal’s operating coal mining subsidiaries include Bisti Fuels Company, LLC (Bisti), Caddo Creek Resources Company, LLC (Caddo Creek), Camino Real Fuels, LLC (Camino Real), The Coteau Properties Company (Coteau), Coyote Creek Mining Company, LLC (Coyote Creek), Demery Resources Company, LLC (Demery), The Falkirk Mining Company (Falkirk), Liberty Fuels Company, LLC (Liberty), Mississippi Lignite Mining Company (MLMC) and The Sabine Mining Company (Sabine).

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