Head-To-Head Comparison: Consol Energy (NYSE:CEIX) versus PARINGA RESOURC/S (NYSE:PNRL)

PARINGA RESOURC/S (NASDAQ:PNRL) and Consol Energy (NYSE:CEIX) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PARINGA RESOURC/S and Consol Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PARINGA RESOURC/S N/A N/A -$13.10 million ($0.03) -60.33
Consol Energy $1.53 billion 0.22 $152.97 million $5.38 2.44

Consol Energy has higher revenue and earnings than PARINGA RESOURC/S. PARINGA RESOURC/S is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Consol Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for PARINGA RESOURC/S and Consol Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PARINGA RESOURC/S 0 0 2 0 3.00
Consol Energy 0 0 3 0 3.00

PARINGA RESOURC/S presently has a consensus price target of $14.00, suggesting a potential upside of 673.48%. Consol Energy has a consensus price target of $38.50, suggesting a potential upside of 193.67%. Given PARINGA RESOURC/S’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe PARINGA RESOURC/S is more favorable than Consol Energy.


This table compares PARINGA RESOURC/S and Consol Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Consol Energy 6.92% 20.78% 4.39%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of PARINGA RESOURC/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.4% of Consol Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Consol Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Consol Energy beats PARINGA RESOURC/S on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.


Paringa Resources Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and development of mineral resource properties in the United States. The company holds an interest in the Buck Creek Mine Complex located in the Illinois coal basin. As of June 30, 2018, it owned 40,751 gross acres of coal leases in Kentucky, the United States. Paringa Resources Limited was incorporated in 2012 and is headquartered in Rumsey, Kentucky.

About Consol Energy

CONSOL Energy Inc. produces and exports bituminous coal. It owns and operates its mining operations in the Northern Appalachian Basin. The company owns and operates the Pennsylvania Mining Complex (PAMC), which comprises three underground mines, including Bailey, Enlow Fork, and Harvey; and CONSOL Marine Terminal located in the port of Baltimore. As of December 31, 2018, it had 698.5 million tons of proven and probable coal reserves at PAMC. In addition, it owns approximately 1.6 billion tons of Greenfield coal reserves located in the Northern Appalachian, Central Appalachian, and Illinois basins. CONSOL Energy Inc. was founded in 1864 and is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

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