PVR Partners (NYSE: PVR) and CNX Coal Resources (NYSE:CNXC) are both energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitability, risk and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PVR Partners and CNX Coal Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PVR Partners N/A N/A N/A ($0.81) N/A
CNX Coal Resources $281.12 million 1.38 $25.85 million $1.38 10.33

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for PVR Partners and CNX Coal Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PVR Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A
CNX Coal Resources 0 2 5 0 2.71

CNX Coal Resources has a consensus target price of $20.20, suggesting a potential upside of 41.75%.

Profitability

This table compares PVR Partners and CNX Coal Resources’ 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
CNX Coal Resources 9.94% 21.14% 6.62%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

25.5% of CNX Coal Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

CNX Coal Resources pays an annual dividend of $2.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 14.4%. PVR Partners does not pay a dividend. CNX 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.

Summary

CNX Coal Resources beats PVR Partners on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PVR Partners

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.

About CNX Coal Resources

CNX Coal Resources LP is a producer of high-British thermal units (Btu) thermal coal in the Northern Appalachian Basin and the eastern United States. 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.

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