Kimbell Royalty (NYSE: KRP) and TotalFinaElf, (NYSE:TOT) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.


Kimbell Royalty pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.1%. TotalFinaElf, pays an annual dividend of $2.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. TotalFinaElf, pays out 80.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.


This table compares Kimbell Royalty and TotalFinaElf,’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kimbell Royalty N/A N/A N/A
TotalFinaElf, 4.59% 9.07% 4.11%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Kimbell Royalty and TotalFinaElf,, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kimbell Royalty 0 0 5 1 3.17
TotalFinaElf, 0 10 5 1 2.44

Kimbell Royalty currently has a consensus target price of $21.83, indicating a potential upside of 28.81%. TotalFinaElf, has a consensus target price of $55.40, indicating a potential upside of 2.46%. Given Kimbell Royalty’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Kimbell Royalty is more favorable than TotalFinaElf,.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

18.4% of Kimbell Royalty shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.4% of TotalFinaElf, shares are owned 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kimbell Royalty and TotalFinaElf,’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kimbell Royalty $14.63 million 19.11 $7.45 million N/A N/A
TotalFinaElf, $139.27 billion 0.97 $21.80 billion $2.91 18.58

TotalFinaElf, has higher revenue and earnings than Kimbell Royalty.


Kimbell Royalty beats TotalFinaElf, on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kimbell Royalty

Kimbell Royalty Partners, LP owns and acquires mineral and royalty interests in oil and natural gas properties throughout the United States. As of December 31, 2015, the Company owned mineral and royalty interests in approximately 3.7 million gross acres and overriding royalty interests in approximately 0.9 million gross acres, with approximately 44% of its acres located in the Permian Basin. As of December 31, 2015, the Company’s mineral and royalty interests were located in 20 states and in every onshore basin across the continental United States, and included ownership in over 48,000 gross producing wells, including over 29,000 wells in the Permian Basin. The Company’s properties include Permian Basin, Mid-Continent, Terryville/Cotton Valley/Haynesville, Eagle Ford, Barnett Shale/Fort Worth Basin, Bakken/Williston Basin, San Juan Basin, Onshore California, DJ Basin/Rockies/Niobrara, Illinois Basin and others.

About TotalFinaElf,

Total S.A. (Total) is an oil and gas company. The Company has three segments: an Upstream segment, including the activities of the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, and the activities of gas and power; a Refining & Chemicals segment constituting an industrial hub consisting of the activities of refining, petrochemicals and specialty chemicals, and also includes the activities of oil trading and shipping, and a Marketing & Services segment, including the activities of supply and marketing in the field of petroleum products, as well as the activity of New Energies. Its Corporate segment includes holdings operating and financial activities. The Company operates in the renewable energies and power generation sectors. It is engaged in various sectors of oil and gas industry, including upstream (hydrocarbon exploration, development and production) and downstream (refining, petrochemicals, specialty chemicals, trading and shipping of crude oil and petroleum products and marketing).

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