Hallador Energy (NASDAQ:HNRG) vs. PARINGA RESOURC/S (NASDAQ:PNRL) Financial Review

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PARINGA RESOURC/S and Hallador Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share 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) -55.67
Hallador Energy $293.56 million 0.32 $7.62 million $0.25 12.48

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PARINGA RESOURC/S N/A N/A N/A
Hallador Energy 0.76% 1.69% 0.85%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of PARINGA RESOURC/S shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 44.9% of Hallador Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 33.4% of Hallador Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for PARINGA RESOURC/S and Hallador Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PARINGA RESOURC/S 0 0 2 0 3.00
Hallador Energy 0 0 1 0 3.00

PARINGA RESOURC/S currently has a consensus target price of $14.00, suggesting a potential upside of 738.32%. Hallador Energy has a consensus target price of $10.00, suggesting a potential upside of 220.51%. Given PARINGA RESOURC/S’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe PARINGA RESOURC/S is more favorable than Hallador Energy.

Summary

Hallador Energy beats PARINGA RESOURC/S on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PARINGA RESOURC/S

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 Hallador Energy

Hallador Energy Company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the mining, production, and sale of steam coal for the electric power generation industry in the United States. The company holds interests in the Oaktown 1 mine underground mine located in Knox County, Indiana; the Oaktown 2 mine located in Knox County, Indiana and Lawrence County, Illinois; Carlisle underground coal mine located near the town of Carlisle, Indiana; and Ace in the Hole mine located near Clay City, Indiana. It is also involved in gas exploration activities in Indiana. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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