Analyzing Peabody Energy (BTUUQ) & Prospect Global Resources (PGRX)

Peabody Energy (OTCMKTS: BTUUQ) and Prospect Global Resources (OTCMKTS:PGRX) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Peabody Energy and Prospect Global Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Peabody Energy -12.92% -179.69% -6.22%
Prospect Global Resources N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Peabody Energy and Prospect Global Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Peabody Energy 0 0 1 0 3.00
Prospect Global Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A

Peabody Energy currently has a consensus target price of $33.00, indicating a potential upside of 8,516.19%. Given Peabody Energy’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Peabody Energy is more favorable than Prospect Global Resources.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Peabody Energy and Prospect Global Resources’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Peabody Energy N/A N/A N/A ($67.07) -0.01
Prospect Global Resources N/A N/A -$14.49 million N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Peabody Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Peabody Energy shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 37.0% of Prospect Global Resources shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Peabody Energy has a beta of -2.55, meaning that its stock price is 355% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Prospect Global Resources has a beta of -4.54, meaning that its stock price is 554% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Peabody Energy Company Profile

Peabody Energy Corporation is a coal company, which is engaged in the mining of thermal coal for sale primarily to electric utilities and metallurgical coal for sale to industrial customers. Its mining operations are located in the United States and Australia. Its segments are Powder River Basin Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining, Western U.S. Mining, Australian Metallurgical Mining, Australian Thermal Mining, Trading and Brokerage, and Corporate and Other. It also markets and brokers coal from other coal producers, both as principal and agent, and trades coal and freight-related contracts through trading and business offices in Australia, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Its other energy-related commercial activities include participating in operations of a mine-mouth coal-fueled generating plant, managing its coal reserve and real estate holdings, evaluating Btu Conversion projects and supporting the development of clean coal technologies.

Prospect Global Resources Company Profile

Prospect Global Resources Inc. (Prospect) is an engaged in the exploration and development of a potash deposit located in the Holbrook Basin of eastern Arizona, which it refers to as the Holbrook Project. The Holbrook Project consists of permits and leases on 147 mineral estate sections spanning approximately 90,000-acres in the Holbrook Basin of eastern Arizona, along the southern edge of the Colorado Plateau. The Company holds interest and control the Holbrook Project through its wholly owned subsidiary, AWP. Through AWP, the Company holds potash exploration permits on 38 Arizona state sections, own the mineral rights on eight private sections and hold leases for the mineral rights on 101 private sections which, in total, cover approximately 90,000-acres.

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