Consol Energy (NYSE:CEIX) and L&L Energy (OTCMKTS:LLEN) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Consol Energy and L&L Energy’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Consol Energy||$1.41 billion||0.73||$67.62 million||$4.50||8.20|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
96.2% of Consol Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.1% of L&L Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Consol Energy shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 18.8% of L&L Energy shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Consol Energy and L&L Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Consol Energy and L&L Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Consol Energy currently has a consensus price target of $47.33, indicating a potential upside of 28.34%. Given Consol Energy’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Consol Energy is more favorable than L&L Energy.
Consol Energy beats L&L Energy on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Consol Energy Company Profile
CONSOL Energy Inc. produces and exports bituminous thermal and crossover metallurgical coal. The company owns and operates its mining operations in the Northern Appalachian Basin. Its flagship operation is the Pennsylvania Mining Complex (PAMC), which comprises three underground mines, including Bailey, Enlow Fork, and Harvey. The company also owns and operates the CONSOL Marine Terminal located in the port of Baltimore. As of December 31, 2017, it controlled 735.5 million tons of proven and probable coal reserves at PAMC. In addition, it controls approximately 1.6 billion tons of greenfield thermal and metallurgical coal reserves located in the coal-producing basins of the eastern United States. CONSOL Energy Inc. was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
L&L Energy Company Profile
L&L Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in production, processing, and sale of coal in the People's Republic of China. The company operates in three segments: Coal Mining, Coal Wholesaling, and Coking Coal. It has the right to extract coal from five mines, including the DaPuAn mine and the SuTsong mine in Yunnan Province; and the WeiShe mine, LaShu mine, and LuoZhou mine in Guizhou Province in China. The company also operates two coal washing plants and three coal wholesale and distribution network in the southwest region of China. It serves customers in steel and electrical/utility industries. L&L Energy, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
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