Pacific Coast Oil Trust (NYSE: ROYT) is one of 247 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Pacific Coast Oil Trust to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Pacific Coast Oil Trust and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pacific Coast Oil Trust 3.15% 0.74% 0.74%
Pacific Coast Oil Trust Competitors -432.91% -1.03% 1.91%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

10.0% of Pacific Coast Oil Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.8% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Pacific Coast Oil Trust and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Pacific Coast Oil Trust $3.19 million N/A 37.76
Pacific Coast Oil Trust Competitors $1.39 billion $598.77 million 20.99

Pacific Coast Oil Trust’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Pacific Coast Oil Trust. Pacific Coast Oil Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Pacific Coast Oil Trust has a beta of 2.08, meaning that its stock price is 108% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pacific Coast Oil Trust’s peers have a beta of 1.42, meaning that their average stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Pacific Coast Oil Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Pacific Coast Oil Trust pays out 25.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 384.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Pacific Coast Oil Trust and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pacific Coast Oil Trust 0 1 0 0 2.00
Pacific Coast Oil Trust Competitors 1442 7474 12107 257 2.53

Pacific Coast Oil Trust presently has a consensus price target of $1.50, suggesting a potential downside of 0.66%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 38.10%. Given Pacific Coast Oil Trust’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Pacific Coast Oil Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Pacific Coast Oil Trust peers beat Pacific Coast Oil Trust on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

Pacific Coast Oil Trust Company Profile

Pacific Coast Oil Trust is a statutory trust formed by Pacific Coast Energy Company LP (PCEC). The Trust is engaged in acquiring and holding net profits and royalty interests in certain oil and natural gas properties located in California for the benefit of the Trust unitholders. The Underlying Properties consist of producing and non-producing interests in oil units, wells and lands located onshore in California in the Santa Maria Basin, which contains PCEC’s Orcutt properties, and the Los Angeles Basin, which contains PCEC’s West Pico, East Coyote and Sawtelle properties. The Underlying Properties consist of the proved developed reserves referred to as the Developed Properties and all other development potential on the Underlying Properties, which are referred to as the Remaining Properties. Production from the Developed Properties attributable to the Trust is produced from wells that, because they have already been drilled and require limited additional capital expenditures.

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