Hallador Energy (NASDAQ: HNRG) is one of 30 public companies in the “Coal” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Hallador Energy to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

56.8% of Hallador Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 43.5% of shares of all “Coal” companies are held by institutional investors. 46.2% of Hallador Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 21.2% of shares of all “Coal” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Hallador Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Hallador Energy pays out 64.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Coal” companies pay a dividend yield of 8.2% and pay out 77.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hallador Energy and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Hallador Energy $281.45 million $12.51 million 22.52
Hallador Energy Competitors $934.53 million -$31.41 million 150.78

Hallador Energy’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Hallador Energy. Hallador Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Hallador Energy has a beta of -0.54, indicating that its stock price is 154% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hallador Energy’s peers have a beta of 0.86, indicating that their average stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Hallador Energy and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hallador Energy 5.26% 6.64% 3.00%
Hallador Energy Competitors -226.92% 7.40% 2.50%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Hallador Energy and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hallador Energy 0 0 2 0 3.00
Hallador Energy Competitors 189 641 1018 18 2.46

Hallador Energy currently has a consensus target price of $10.50, suggesting a potential upside of 86.50%. As a group, “Coal” companies have a potential upside of 28.70%. Given Hallador Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Hallador Energy is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Hallador Energy beats its peers on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Hallador Energy Company Profile

Hallador Energy Company is an oil and gas exploration company focused on developing coal reserves in the Illinois Basin. The Company, through its subsidiary, Sunrise Coal, LLC, is engaged in coal mining in the state of Indiana serving the electric power generation industry. Its projects include Carlisle Mine, Ace in the Hole Mine, Oaktown 1 Mine, Oaktown 2 Mine and Bulldog Mine. It develops over 10 million tons of coal annually and has customers in the mid-west and southeastern United States. It has over 40.6 million tons of the Indiana coal V seam. It also has over 69.3 million controlled tons in both Knox County, Indiana and Lawrence County, Illinois. Its Carlisle underground coal mine is located near the town of Carlisle, Indiana in Sullivan County. The Ace mine is located approximately 40 miles northeast of the Carlisle Mine. Its Bulldog Mine controls over 35.8 million tons of coal reserves.

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