SunCoke Energy Partners (NYSE: SXCP) and EVRAZ (OTCMKTS:EVRZF) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
8.5% of SunCoke Energy Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
SunCoke Energy Partners has a beta of 1.4, suggesting that its stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EVRAZ has a beta of -3.38, suggesting that its stock price is 438% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for SunCoke Energy Partners and EVRAZ, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|SunCoke Energy Partners||0||0||2||0||3.00|
SunCoke Energy Partners presently has a consensus target price of $21.00, indicating a potential upside of 37.25%. Given SunCoke Energy Partners’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe SunCoke Energy Partners is more favorable than EVRAZ.
This table compares SunCoke Energy Partners and EVRAZ’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|SunCoke Energy Partners||14.13%||12.90%||4.48%|
SunCoke Energy Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.5%. EVRAZ does not pay a dividend. SunCoke Energy Partners pays out 97.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. SunCoke Energy Partners has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares SunCoke Energy Partners and EVRAZ’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SunCoke Energy Partners||$845.60 million||0.84||-$18.10 million||$1.65||9.27|
|EVRAZ||$10.83 billion||0.85||$681.36 million||$0.48||13.50|
EVRAZ has higher revenue and earnings than SunCoke Energy Partners. SunCoke Energy Partners is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than EVRAZ, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
SunCoke Energy Partners beats EVRAZ on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
SunCoke Energy Partners Company Profile
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P., a master limited partnership, produces and sells coke used in the blast furnace production of steel in the United States. It operates through two segments, Domestic Coke and Logistics. The company also provides metallurgical and thermal coal mixing and handling terminal services, as well as operates Convent Marine Terminal, an export terminal in the United States Gulf Coast located in Convent, Louisiana. In addition, it offers coal handling and/or mixing services to steel, coke, electric utility, and coal mining customers. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Lisle, Illinois. SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. is a subsidiary of Sun Coal & Coke LLC.
EVRAZ Company Profile
EVRAZ plc, together with its subsidiaries, produces and distributes steel and related products. The company operates through four segments: Steel; Steel, North America; Coal; and Other Operations. Its products include construction products, industrial products, railway products, vanadium products, and pipes, as well as raw materials, such as iron ore, coal, and limestone products. The company is involved in the extraction of vanadium ore; iron ore mining and enrichment; and coal mining and enrichment, as well as energy-generation, shipping, and railway transportation businesses. It has operations in the Commonwealth of Independent States, America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and internationally. The company was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Moscow, Russia. EVRAZ plc is a subsidiary of Lanebrook Limited.
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