Critical Survey: PVR Partners (PVR) and NACCO Industries (NC)

PVR Partners (NYSE: PVR) and NACCO Industries (NYSE:NC) are both energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Dividends

NACCO Industries pays an annual dividend of $1.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.7%. PVR Partners does not pay a dividend. NACCO Industries pays out 30.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PVR Partners and NACCO Industries’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PVR Partners N/A N/A N/A ($0.81) N/A
NACCO Industries $856.44 million 0.34 $29.60 million $6.48 6.48

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

Profitability

This table compares PVR Partners and NACCO Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PVR Partners N/A N/A N/A
NACCO Industries 6.75% 18.54% 7.13%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for PVR Partners and NACCO Industries, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PVR Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A
NACCO Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

48.3% of NACCO Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 30.6% of NACCO Industries shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

NACCO Industries beats PVR Partners on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

PVR Partners Company Profile

PVR Partners, L.P. (PVR) is engaged in the gathering and processing of natural gas and the management of coal and natural resource properties in the United States. The Company operates in three business segments: Eastern Midstream, Midcontinent Midstream and Coal and Natural Resource Management. In March 2014, Regency Energy Partners LP announced that it has acquired acquires all of PVR Partners, L.P’s outstanding units.

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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