Alliance Resource Partners (NASDAQ: ARLP) and Yanzhou Coal Mining (OTCMKTS:YZCAY) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

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This table compares Alliance Resource Partners and Yanzhou Coal Mining’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alliance Resource Partners $1.80 billion 1.30 $303.63 million $2.99 5.99
Yanzhou Coal Mining $5.01 billion 1.31 $312.09 million N/A N/A

Yanzhou Coal Mining has higher revenue and earnings than Alliance Resource Partners.

Profitability

This table compares Alliance Resource Partners and Yanzhou Coal Mining’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alliance Resource Partners 16.90% 26.79% 14.03%
Yanzhou Coal Mining N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Alliance Resource Partners and Yanzhou Coal Mining, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alliance Resource Partners 0 1 2 0 2.67
Yanzhou Coal Mining 0 0 0 0 N/A

Alliance Resource Partners presently has a consensus target price of $27.33, suggesting a potential upside of 52.70%. Given Alliance Resource Partners’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Alliance Resource Partners is more favorable than Yanzhou Coal Mining.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

14.4% of Alliance Resource Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Yanzhou Coal Mining shares are held by institutional investors. 44.0% of Alliance Resource Partners shares are held 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.

Dividends

Alliance Resource Partners pays an annual dividend of $2.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.4%. Yanzhou Coal Mining pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Alliance Resource Partners pays out 68.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk and Volatility

Alliance Resource Partners has a beta of 0.76, indicating that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yanzhou Coal Mining has a beta of 1.35, indicating that its share price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Alliance Resource Partners beats Yanzhou Coal Mining on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Alliance Resource Partners

Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. is a producer and marketer of coal primarily to the United States utilities and industrial users. The Company operates through segments, including Illinois Basin, Appalachia, and Other and Corporate. The Illinois Basin segment consists of various operating segments, including Webster County Coal, LLC’s Dotiki mining complex, Gibson County Coal, LLC’s mining complex, which includes the Gibson North mine and Gibson South mine, Hopkins County Coal, LLC’s mining complex, which includes the Elk Creek mine, the Pleasant View surface mineable reserves and the Fies property, White County Coal, LLC’s, Pattiki mining complex, Warrior Coal, LLC’s mining complex, Sebree Mining, LLC’s mining complex, which includes the Onton mine and River View Coal, LLC mining complex. The Appalachia segment consists of multiple operating segments, including the Mettiki mining complex, the Tunnel Ridge mining complex and the MC Mining mining complex.

About Yanzhou Coal Mining

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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