Ramaco Resources (NASDAQ:METC) and New Wei (OTCMKTS:WLTGQ) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and profitability.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Ramaco Resources and New Wei’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ramaco Resources||$61.04 million||4.73||-$15.41 million||($0.41)||-17.56|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
84.4% of Ramaco Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of New Wei shares are owned by institutional investors. 85.2% of Ramaco Resources shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of New Wei shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Ramaco Resources and New Wei’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
Ramaco Resources has a beta of 1.62, indicating that its share price is 62% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, New Wei has a beta of 57.24, indicating that its share price is 5,624% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Ramaco Resources and New Wei, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Ramaco Resources currently has a consensus price target of $9.83, suggesting a potential upside of 36.57%. Given Ramaco Resources’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Ramaco Resources is more favorable than New Wei.
Ramaco Resources beats New Wei on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Ramaco Resources
Ramaco Resources, Inc. produces and sells metallurgical coal in the United States. The company's development portfolio includes the Elk Creek project consisting of approximately 18,728 acres of controlled mineral and 24 seams located in southern West Virginia; and the Berwind coal property comprising approximately 31,200 acres of controlled mineral and an area of Squire Jim seam coal deposits, which is situated on the border of West Virginia and Virginia. Its development portfolio also comprises Knox Creek property consisting of approximately 61,343 acres of controlled mineral that is located in Virginia; and RAM Mine property comprising approximately 1,567 acres of controlled mineral, which is situated in southwestern Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky.
About New Wei
Walter Energy, Inc. is a producer and exporter of metallurgical coal for the global steel industry. It also produces thermal coal, anthracite, metallurgical coke and coal bed methane gas and other related products. The company operates through following reportable segments: U.S. Operations, Canadian and U.K. Operations, and Other. The U.S. Operations segment includes hard coking coal and thermal coal mines in both Alabama and West Virginia, a coke plant in Alabama, and coal bed methane extraction operations also located in Alabama. The Alabama operations consist of two underground hard coking coal mines in Southern Appalachia’s Blue Creek coal seam, one underground thermal coal mine, one surface hard coking coal mine and two surface hard coking and thermal coal mines. The West Virginia operations acquired four mines on two properties in West Virginia through the acquisition of Western Coal. The Mines on these properties produce both hard coking and thermal coal. The two properties are the Gauley Eagle and Maple properties and each has an underground mine and surface mine. The Canadian mining operations segment currently operate three surface metallurgical coal mines in Northeast British Columbia’s coalfields. Within British Columbia, the company holds the right to two large multi-deposit coal property groups: the Wolverine group, including the Perry Creek, EB and Hermann deposits; and the Brazion group, including the Brule Mine and the Willow Creek Mine and less explored portions of these properties and adjacent properties. The U.K. mining operation segment consists of an underground and surface mine located in South Wales. Walter Energy was founded by James Willis Walter in 1946 and is headquartered in Birmingham, AL.
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