Atlas Energy Group (NASDAQ: ATLS) and Crescent Point Energy Corporation (NYSE:CPG) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability and risk.

Dividends

Crescent Point Energy Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Atlas Energy Group does not pay a dividend. Crescent Point Energy Corporation pays out -48.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

41.0% of Crescent Point Energy Corporation shares are owned 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Atlas Energy Group and Crescent Point Energy Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atlas Energy Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Crescent Point Energy Corporation 0 1 5 0 2.83

Crescent Point Energy Corporation has a consensus target price of $25.17, suggesting a potential upside of 259.52%. Given Crescent Point Energy Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Crescent Point Energy Corporation is more favorable than Atlas Energy Group.

Profitability

This table compares Atlas Energy Group and Crescent Point Energy Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atlas Energy Group -126.53% N/A -18.97%
Crescent Point Energy Corporation -13.80% 1.83% 1.08%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Atlas Energy Group and Crescent Point Energy Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Atlas Energy Group $97.32 million 0.03 -$57.68 million N/A N/A
Crescent Point Energy Corporation $2.05 billion 1.86 $1.27 billion ($0.58) -12.07

Crescent Point Energy Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Atlas Energy Group.

Summary

Crescent Point Energy Corporation beats Atlas Energy Group on 11 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Atlas Energy Group

Atlas Energy Group, LLC is an energy management company, which acquires and develops upstream and midstream oil and gas assets. The Company has ownership interests in the general partner Class A units, and over 23.3% limited partner interest in Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. (ARP), which is an independent developer and producer of natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids; over 80% general partner interest and approximately 2.1% limited partner interest in Atlas Growth Partners, L.P. (AGP), which conducts natural gas and oil operations in the mid-continent region of the United States, and owns approximately 15.9% general partner interest and over 12% limited partner interest in Lightfoot Capital Partners, L.P. and Lightfoot Capital Partners GP, LLC, its general partner, which incubates new master limited partnerships (MLPs) and invests in existing MLPs. Its segments include ARP, AGP, and Corporate and other. The Company focuses on the development and growth of energy enterprises.

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