Comparing SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (SXCP) & Yanzhou Coal Mining Co (YZC)

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SXCP) and Yanzhou Coal Mining Co (NYSE:YZC) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitabiliy, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Dividends

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $2.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.8%. Yanzhou Coal Mining Co pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. pays out -177.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Yanzhou Coal Mining Co pays out -10.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

28.1% of SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.3% of Yanzhou Coal Mining Co shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. and Yanzhou Coal Mining Co’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. $780.80 million 1.10 $217.20 million ($1.34) -13.92
Yanzhou Coal Mining Co N/A N/A N/A ($0.10) -81.69

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. has higher revenue and earnings than Yanzhou Coal Mining Co. Yanzhou Coal Mining Co is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. has a beta of 1.3, indicating that its stock price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Yanzhou Coal Mining Co has a beta of 0.94, indicating that its stock price is 6% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares SunCoke Energy 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
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. -6.40% 13.94% 5.77%
Yanzhou Coal Mining Co 7.35% 5.86% 2.09%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. and Yanzhou Coal Mining Co, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. 0 0 1 0 3.00
Yanzhou Coal Mining Co 0 0 1 0 3.00

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. presently has a consensus price target of $19.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1.88%. Given SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. is more favorable than Yanzhou Coal Mining Co.

Summary

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. beats Yanzhou Coal Mining Co on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. is engaged in the production of coke used in the blast furnace production of steel. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned a 98% interest in Haverhill Coke Company LLC (Haverhill), Middletown Coke Company, LLC (Middletown), and Gateway Energy and Coke Company, LLC (Granite City). The Company’s segments include Domestic Coke, which consists of the Haverhill, Middletown and Granite City cokemaking and heat recovery operations located in Franklin Furnace, Ohio; Middletown, Ohio, and Granite City, Illinois, respectively, and Coal Logistics, which consists of the Company’s Convent Marine Terminal, Kanawha River Terminals, LLC and SunCoke Lake Terminal, LLC (Lake Terminal) coal handling and/or mixing service operations in Convent, Louisiana; Ceredo and Belle, West Virginia, and East Chicago, Indiana, respectively. It also provides coal handling and/or mixing services at its Coal Logistics terminals to steel, coke, electric utility and coal mining customers.

About Yanzhou Coal Mining Co

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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