Head to Head Comparison: Contura Energy (NYSE:CTRA) versus Yanzhou Coal Mining (NYSE:YZCAY)

Yanzhou Coal Mining (OTCMKTS:YZCAY) and Contura Energy (NYSE:CTRA) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.


This table compares Yanzhou Coal Mining and Contura Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yanzhou Coal Mining N/A N/A N/A
Contura Energy -25.57% -22.29% -6.30%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.0% of Yanzhou Coal Mining shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.1% of Contura Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of Contura Energy shares 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.

Volatility & Risk

Yanzhou Coal Mining has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its stock price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Contura Energy has a beta of 1.5, indicating that its stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Yanzhou Coal Mining and Contura Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yanzhou Coal Mining 0 0 0 0 N/A
Contura Energy 0 0 1 0 3.00

Contura Energy has a consensus target price of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 226.53%. Given Contura Energy’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Contura Energy is more favorable than Yanzhou Coal Mining.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Yanzhou Coal Mining and Contura Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yanzhou Coal Mining N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Contura Energy $2.29 billion 0.06 -$316.32 million ($2.59) -2.84

Yanzhou Coal Mining has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Contura Energy.


Contura Energy beats Yanzhou Coal Mining on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Profile

Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited, an investment holding company, primarily engages in the mining, preparation, and sale of coal in China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, and internationally. The company operates in four divisions: Coal Mining; Coal Railway Transportation; Methanol, Electricity and Heat Supply; and Equipment Manufacturing. It offers thermal coal and PCI coal for electric power, metallurgy and chemical industry, etc.; produces and distributes coal chemicals, including methanol; produces and sells electricity and heat; and explores for potash mineral. The company also manufactures, sells, leases, repairs, and maintains mechanical and electrical equipment, such as hydraulic supports, heading machines, shearers, and others. In addition, it provides railway, river, and lakes transportation services; and sells construction materials. Further, the company is involved in the wholesale of coal and non-ferrous metals; financial leasing; logistics storage and leasing; entrepot trading; provision of charcoal products; LTCC technology development and equipment rental operations; manufacturing and sale of cable and rubber products; and production and processing of steel engineering components. Additionally, it provides financial and business advisory, asset management and market information consultation, and investigation; underground mines management; mining materials testing; and equity investment fund and corporate asset management, foreign investment fund, import and export, and international trading services. The company is also involved in the provision of property management, garden greening engineering, and sewage treatment and rental housing agency services; and issuing subordinated capital notes. The company was founded in 1973 and is based in Zoucheng, the People's Republic of China. Yanzhou Coal Mining Company Limited is a subsidiary of Yankuang Group Corporation Limited.

Contura Energy Company Profile

Contura Energy, Inc. extracts, processes, and markets metallurgical and thermal coal to electric utilities, steel and coke producers, and industrial customers in the United States. The company operates in three segments: CAPP – Met, CAPP – Thermal, and NAPP. It operates 21 underground, eight coal mines, and 10 coal preparation plants in Northern Appalachia and Central Appalachia regions. Contura Energy, Inc. was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Bristol, Tennessee.

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