Consol Energy (NYSE: CEIX) is one of 32 publicly-traded companies in the “Coal” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Consol Energy to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets 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 222 683 1078 25 2.45

Consol Energy presently has a consensus target price of $36.00, suggesting a potential upside of 20.12%. As a group, “Coal” companies have a potential upside of 26.84%. Given Consol Energy’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Consol Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.6% of Consol Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.7% of shares of all “Coal” companies are held by institutional investors. 20.7% of shares of all “Coal” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

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 -210.16% 5.99% 1.87%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Consol Energy and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Consol Energy $1.41 billion $67.62 million N/A
Consol Energy Competitors $862.96 million $63.54 million 81.35

Consol Energy has higher revenue and earnings than its peers.

Summary

Consol Energy beats its peers on 6 of the 11 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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