Rhino Resource Partners, L.P. (NYSE: RNO) and Yanzhou Coal Mining Co (NYSE:YZC) are both basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.


Yanzhou Coal Mining Co pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Rhino Resource Partners, L.P. does not pay a dividend. Yanzhou Coal Mining Co pays out 0.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Rhino Resource Partners, L.P. and Yanzhou Coal Mining Co’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rhino Resource Partners, L.P. N/A N/A N/A ($1.17) -1.54
Yanzhou Coal Mining Co N/A N/A N/A $1.45 5.63

Rhino Resource Partners, L.P. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Yanzhou Coal Mining Co, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Rhino Resource Partners, L.P. and Yanzhou Coal Mining Co’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rhino Resource Partners, L.P. 0.51% -2.55% 0.41%
Yanzhou Coal Mining Co 17.10% 14.34% 5.09%

Risk and Volatility

Rhino Resource Partners, L.P. has a beta of -0.78, meaning that its stock price is 178% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yanzhou Coal Mining Co has a beta of 0.76, meaning that its stock price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.3% of Yanzhou Coal Mining Co shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Rhino Resource Partners, L.P. and Yanzhou Coal Mining Co, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rhino Resource Partners, L.P. 0 0 0 0 N/A
Yanzhou Coal Mining Co 0 0 1 0 3.00


Yanzhou Coal Mining Co beats Rhino Resource Partners, L.P. on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Rhino Resource Partners, L.P. Company Profile

Rhino Resource Partners LP is an energy limited partnership that is focused on coal and energy related assets and activities, including energy infrastructure investments. The Company produces, processes and sells coal of various steam and metallurgical grades from multiple coal producing basins in the United States. It operates through four segments. The Central Appalachia segment consists of over two mining complexes: Tug River and Rob Fork. The Northern Appalachia segment consists of the Hopedale mining complex, the Sands Hill mining complex and the Leesville field. The Rhino Western segment includes its underground mine in the Western Bituminous region. The Illinois Basin segment includes its underground mine, preparation plant and river loadout facility, and Taylorville field reserves located in central Illinois. Its Other category consists of its ancillary businesses and remaining oil and natural gas activities.

Yanzhou Coal Mining Co 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.

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