CNX Resources (NYSE: CNX) and Consol Energy (NYSE:CEIX) are both energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.


CNX Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Consol Energy does not pay a dividend. CNX Resources pays out 10.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

96.8% of CNX Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 35.3% of Consol Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of CNX Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for CNX Resources and Consol Energy, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CNX Resources 0 3 9 0 2.75
Consol Energy 0 0 3 0 3.00

CNX Resources currently has a consensus target price of $23.50, suggesting a potential upside of 40.55%. Consol Energy has a consensus target price of $36.00, suggesting a potential upside of 13.60%. Given CNX Resources’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe CNX Resources is more favorable than Consol Energy.


This table compares CNX Resources and Consol Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CNX Resources 14.03% 1.36% 0.64%
Consol Energy N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares CNX Resources and Consol Energy’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CNX Resources $1.46 billion 2.57 $380.74 million $1.28 13.06
Consol Energy $1.41 billion 0.63 $67.62 million N/A N/A

CNX Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Consol Energy.


CNX Resources beats Consol Energy on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

CNX Resources Company Profile

CNX Resources Corp., formerly CONSOL Energy Inc., is an integrated energy company. The Company’s divisions include Exploration and Production (E&P), Pennsylvania (PA) Mining Operations and Other. The E&P division operates through four segments: Marcellus Shale, Utica Shale, Coalbed Methane (CBM) and Other Gas, which produce pipeline quality natural gas for sale primarily to gas wholesalers. Its E&P division focuses on Appalachian area natural gas and liquids activities, including production, gathering, processing and acquisition of natural gas properties in the Appalachian Basin. The Other Gas segment is primarily related to shallow oil and gas production and the Chattanooga Shale in Tennessee. The principal activities of the PA Mining Operations division are mining, preparation and marketing of thermal coal, sold primarily to power generators. The Other division includes business activities, such as coal terminal operations and water operations.

Consol Energy Company Profile

CONSOL Energy Inc., formerly CONSOL Mining Corporation, is engaged in the natural gas exploration and production business. The Company is a producer and exporter of high-Btu bituminous thermal and crossover metallurgical coal. It holds interest in the Pennsylvania Mining Complex (PMC) and related coal assets, terminal operations at the Port of Baltimore. The Company also holds interest in the undeveloped coal reserves located in the Northern Appalachian, Central Appalachian and Illinois basins. The Pennsylvania Mining complex, located in Greene and Washington counties. PMC includes Bailey Mine, Enlow Fork Mine, Harvey Mine, Centralized Coal Processing facility and Train Loadout facility.

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