Consol Energy (NYSE: CEIX) is one of 33 public companies in the “Coal” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Consol Energy to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Consol Energy and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Consol Energy 0 0 3 0 3.00
Consol Energy Competitors 217 671 1064 22 2.45

Consol Energy currently has a consensus price target of $36.00, indicating a potential upside of 22.49%. As a group, “Coal” companies have a potential upside of 27.52%. Given Consol Energy’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Consol Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Consol Energy and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Consol Energy N/A N/A N/A
Consol Energy Competitors -226.67% 7.23% 2.46%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Consol Energy and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Consol Energy $1.41 billion N/A N/A
Consol Energy Competitors $867.86 million $68.02 million 176.02

Consol Energy has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.7% of Consol Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.6% of shares of all “Coal” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.2% of shares of all “Coal” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Consol Energy peers beat Consol Energy on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About Consol Energy

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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