Crescent Point Energy Corporation (NYSE: CPG) and SilverBow Resources (NYSE:SBOW) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Crescent Point Energy Corporation and SilverBow Resources’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Crescent Point Energy Corporation $2.03 billion 1.82 $1.26 billion ($0.58) -11.71
SilverBow Resources $179.00 million 1.44 $94.64 million N/A N/A

Crescent Point Energy Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than SilverBow Resources.

Dividends

Crescent Point Energy Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. SilverBow Resources does not pay a dividend. Crescent Point Energy Corporation pays out -48.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Crescent Point Energy Corporation and SilverBow Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Crescent Point Energy Corporation 0 1 5 0 2.83
SilverBow Resources 0 1 1 0 2.50

Crescent Point Energy Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $25.17, suggesting a potential upside of 270.64%. SilverBow Resources has a consensus target price of $25.00, suggesting a potential upside of 12.11%. Given Crescent Point Energy Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Crescent Point Energy Corporation is more favorable than SilverBow Resources.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

39.0% of Crescent Point Energy Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 31.0% of SilverBow Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Crescent Point Energy Corporation and SilverBow Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Crescent Point Energy Corporation -13.80% 1.83% 1.08%
SilverBow Resources 16.06% 24.48% 6.47%

Summary

Crescent Point Energy Corporation beats SilverBow Resources on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Crescent Point Energy Corporation

Crescent Point Energy Corp. acquires, explores, develops, and produces light and medium oil and natural gas properties in Western Canada and the United States. The company's crude oil and natural gas properties, and related assets are located in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba; and the states of North Dakota, Montana, Colorado, and Utah. Crescent Point Energy Corp. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

About SilverBow Resources

SilverBow Resources is a Houston-based energy company actively engaged in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas from the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. With almost 30 years of history operating in South Texas, the Company possesses a significant understanding of regional reservoirs which they leverage to assemble drilling inventory.

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