CONSOL Energy Inc. (CEIX)’s Financial Results Comparing With Solitario Zinc Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:XPL)

This is therefore a comparing of the analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation in CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE:CEIX) and Solitario Zinc Corp. (NYSEAMERICAN:XPL). The two are both Industrial Metals & Minerals companies that compete with one another.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
CONSOL Energy Inc. 1.52B 0.64 152.98M 5.04 6.38
Solitario Zinc Corp. N/A 34.43 2.85M -0.05 0.00

Table 1 demonstrates CONSOL Energy Inc. and Solitario Zinc Corp.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.


Table 2 hightlights the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CONSOL Energy Inc. 10.06% 30.4% 3.1%
Solitario Zinc Corp. 0.00% -9.7% -9.6%


The current Quick Ratio of CONSOL Energy Inc. is 1.1 while its Current Ratio is 1.3. Meanwhile, Solitario Zinc Corp. has a Current Ratio of 94.8 while its Quick Ratio is 94.8. Solitario Zinc Corp. is better positioned to pay off its short-term and long-term debts than CONSOL Energy Inc.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

The shares of both CONSOL Energy Inc. and Solitario Zinc Corp. are owned by institutional investors at 96.4% and 6.7% respectively. 0.1% are CONSOL Energy Inc.’s share owned by insiders. Competitively, 3.8% are Solitario Zinc Corp.’s share owned by insiders.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
CONSOL Energy Inc. -6.43% -20.2% -30.06% -26.61% 34.8% -18.63%
Solitario Zinc Corp. -4.57% -7.2% -20.55% -32.93% -46.86% -51.88%

For the past year CONSOL Energy Inc.’s stock price has smaller decline than Solitario Zinc Corp.


On 8 of the 10 factors CONSOL Energy Inc. beats Solitario Zinc Corp.

CONSOL Energy Inc. produces and exports bituminous thermal and crossover metallurgical coal. The company owns and operates its mining operations in the Northern Appalachian Basin. Its flagship operation is the Pennsylvania Mining Complex, which has the capacity to produce approximately 28.5 million tons of coal per year and is comprised three underground mines, including Bailey, Enlow Fork, and Harvey. The company also owns and operates the CONSOL Marine Terminal, which is located in the port of Baltimore and has a throughput capacity of approximately 15 million tons per year. In addition, it controls approximately 1.6 billion tons of greenfield thermal and metallurgical coal reserves located in the coal-producing basins of the eastern United States. CONSOL Energy Inc. is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Solitario Zinc Corp., an exploration and royalty company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious and base metal properties in Peru, Brazil, and Mexico. The company primarily explores for gold, silver, platinum, palladium, copper, lead, and zinc deposits. It primarily holds interests in the Bongará project comprising 16 concessions that covers an area of 12,600 hectares located in the Department of Amazonas, northern Peru; Chambara zinc property located in northern Peru; Newmont Alliance and the La Promesa project located in Peru. The company also owns royalty interests in Yanacocha royalty property in Peru; Pedra Branca platinum-palladium project in Brazil; and Montana royalty property in the United States; and Norcan and Aconchi royalty properties in Mexico. The company was formerly known as Solitario Exploration & Royalty Corp. and changed its name to Solitario Zinc Corp. in July 2017. Solitario Zinc Corp. was founded in 1984 and is based in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.