Comparing Westmoreland Resource Partners (WMLP) & Contura Energy (CNTE)

Westmoreland Resource Partners (NYSE:WMLP) and Contura Energy (OTCMKTS:CNTE) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.


Westmoreland Resource Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. Contura Energy does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Westmoreland Resource Partners and Contura Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Westmoreland Resource Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A
Contura Energy 0 0 2 0 3.00

Contura Energy has a consensus target price of $89.00, suggesting a potential upside of 39.06%. Given Contura Energy’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Contura Energy is more favorable than Westmoreland Resource Partners.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Westmoreland Resource Partners and Contura Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Westmoreland Resource Partners N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Contura Energy $1.65 billion 0.42 $154.52 million $9.58 6.68

Contura Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Westmoreland Resource Partners.


This table compares Westmoreland Resource Partners and Contura Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Westmoreland Resource Partners N/A N/A N/A
Contura Energy 9.63% 324.63% 10.30%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.4% of Westmoreland Resource Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 1.3% of Contura Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of Westmoreland Resource Partners shares are held 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.


Contura Energy beats Westmoreland Resource Partners on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Westmoreland Resource Partners

Westmoreland Resource Partners, LP, together with its subsidiaries, produces and markets thermal coal in the United States. The company also produces surface mined coal. It operates 1 surface mine in Wyoming; and 4 active mining complexes in Ohio comprising 13 surface mines. The company markets its coal to electric utilities with coal-fired power plants under coal sales contracts; and electric cooperatives, municipalities, and industrial customers in Wyoming, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and West Virginia. Westmoreland Resources GP, LLC operates as the general partner of the company. The company was formerly known as Oxford Resource Partners, LP and changed its name to Westmoreland Resource Partners, LP in January 2015. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in Englewood, Colorado. Westmoreland Resource Partners, LP is a subsidiary of Westmoreland Coal Company.

About Contura Energy

Contura Energy, Inc. extracts, processes, and markets steam and metallurgical coal to electric utilities, steel and coke producers, and industrial customers in the United States and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Central Appalachia Operations, Northern Appalachia Operations, and Trading and Logistics. It operates underground and surface coal mining complexes in Northern and Central Appalachia. The company also provides coal trading and coal terminal facility services. Contura Energy, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Bristol, Tennessee.

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