Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (NASDAQ: AHGP) and PVR Partners (NYSE:PVR) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
21.6% of Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. and PVR Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.||0||0||0||0||N/A|
This table compares Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. and PVR Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.||10.76%||17.78%||9.24%|
Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $2.94 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.3%. PVR Partners does not pay a dividend. Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. pays out 89.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. and PVR Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||NetIncome||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.||$1.93 billion||0.80||$185.93 million||$3.30||7.86|
Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. has higher revenue and earnings than PVR Partners. PVR Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Alliance Holdings GP, L.P., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. beats PVR Partners on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Alliance Holdings GP, L.P.
Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (AHGP) is a limited partnership company. The Company owns directly and indirectly the members’ interest in Alliance Resource Management GP, LLC (MGP), the managing general partner of Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (ARLP). The Company’s segments include Illinois Basin, Appalachia, and Other and Corporate. The Illinois Basin segment consists of mining complexes, including Webster County Coal’s Dotiki mining complex; Gibson County Coal’s mining complex, which includes the Gibson North mine and Gibson South mine; Warrior’s mining complex; River View’s mining complex and the Hamilton mining complex. The Appalachia segment consists of various operating segments, including the Mettiki mining complex, the Tunnel Ridge mining complex and the MC Mining mining complex. The Mettiki mining complex includes Mettiki Coal (WV)’s Mountain View mine and Mettiki Coal’s preparation plant. Other and Corporate segment includes marketing and administrative activities.
About PVR Partners
PVR Partners, L.P. (PVR) is engaged in the gathering and processing of natural gas and the management of coal and natural resource properties in the United States. The Company operates in three business segments: Eastern Midstream, Midcontinent Midstream and Coal and Natural Resource Management. In March 2014, Regency Energy Partners LP announced that it has acquired acquires all of PVR Partners, L.P’s outstanding units.
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