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

Profitability

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

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

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NACCO Industries $856.44 million 0.31 $29.60 million $6.26 6.21
PVR Partners N/A N/A N/A ($0.81) N/A

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.

Dividends

NACCO Industries pays an annual dividend of $1.98 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.1%. PVR Partners does not pay a dividend. NACCO Industries pays out 31.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. NACCO Industries has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

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

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

Summary

NACCO Industries beats PVR Partners on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

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).

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.

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