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

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%. SunCoke Energy Partners pays an annual dividend of $2.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.8%. SunCoke Energy Partners pays out -120.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Yanzhou Coal Mining has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

Yanzhou Coal Mining has a beta of 1.35, suggesting that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SunCoke Energy Partners has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Yanzhou Coal Mining and SunCoke Energy Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yanzhou Coal Mining 0 0 0 0 N/A
SunCoke Energy Partners 0 0 1 0 3.00

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of Yanzhou Coal Mining shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.5% of SunCoke Energy Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Yanzhou Coal Mining and SunCoke Energy Partners’ 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 1.26 $312.09 million N/A N/A
SunCoke Energy Partners $845.60 million 1.02 -$18.10 million ($1.97) -9.44

Yanzhou Coal Mining has higher revenue and earnings than SunCoke Energy Partners.

Profitability

This table compares Yanzhou Coal Mining and SunCoke Energy Partners’ 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
SunCoke Energy Partners -2.28% 14.22% 4.89%

Summary

SunCoke Energy Partners beats Yanzhou Coal Mining on 7 of the 12 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.

SunCoke Energy Partners Company Profile

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. is engaged in the production of coke used in the blast furnace production of steel. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned a 98% interest in Haverhill Coke Company LLC (Haverhill), Middletown Coke Company, LLC (Middletown), and Gateway Energy and Coke Company, LLC (Granite City). The Company’s segments include Domestic Coke, which consists of the Haverhill, Middletown and Granite City cokemaking and heat recovery operations located in Franklin Furnace, Ohio; Middletown, Ohio, and Granite City, Illinois, respectively, and Coal Logistics, which consists of the Company’s Convent Marine Terminal, Kanawha River Terminals, LLC and SunCoke Lake Terminal, LLC (Lake Terminal) coal handling and/or mixing service operations in Convent, Louisiana; Ceredo and Belle, West Virginia, and East Chicago, Indiana, respectively. It also provides coal handling and/or mixing services at its Coal Logistics terminals to steel, coke, electric utility and coal mining customers.

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