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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

83.9% of Consol Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Consol Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Consol Energy and Paringa Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Consol Energy $1.53 billion 0.46 $152.97 million $5.38 4.75
Paringa Resources N/A N/A -$7.11 million N/A N/A

Consol Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Paringa Resources.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Consol Energy and Paringa Resources, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Consol Energy 0 1 2 0 2.67
Paringa Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A

Consol Energy presently has a consensus price target of $46.67, indicating a potential upside of 82.79%. Given Consol Energy’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Consol Energy is more favorable than Paringa Resources.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Consol Energy 7.04% 24.27% 4.50%
Paringa Resources N/A N/A N/A

Volatility & Risk

Consol Energy has a beta of 1.2, indicating that its stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Paringa Resources has a beta of 0.35, indicating that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Consol Energy beats Paringa Resources on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Consol Energy Company Profile

CONSOL Energy Inc. produces and exports bituminous coal. It owns and operates its mining operations in the Northern Appalachian Basin. The company owns and operates the Pennsylvania Mining Complex (PAMC), which comprises three underground mines, including Bailey, Enlow Fork, and Harvey; and CONSOL Marine Terminal located in the port of Baltimore. As of December 31, 2018, it had 698.5 million tons of proven and probable coal reserves at PAMC. In addition, it owns approximately 1.6 billion tons of Greenfield coal reserves located in the Northern Appalachian, Central Appalachian, and Illinois basins. CONSOL Energy Inc. was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Paringa Resources Company Profile

Paringa Resources Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and development of mineral resource properties in the United States. The company holds an interest in the Buck Creek Mine Complex located in the Illinois coal basin. As of June 30, 2018, it owned 40,751 gross acres of coal leases in Kentucky, the United States. Paringa Resources Limited was incorporated in 2012 and is headquartered in Rumsey, Kentucky.

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