Atlas Energy Group (NASDAQ: ATLS) and SilverBow Resources (NYSE:SBOW) are both small-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Atlas Energy Group and SilverBow Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Atlas Energy Group $39.46 million 0.05 $20.86 million N/A N/A
SilverBow Resources $179.00 million 1.42 $94.64 million N/A N/A

SilverBow Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Atlas Energy Group.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Atlas Energy Group and SilverBow Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atlas Energy Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
SilverBow Resources 0 1 3 0 2.75

SilverBow Resources has a consensus target price of $31.67, suggesting a potential upside of 43.81%. Given SilverBow Resources’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe SilverBow Resources is more favorable than Atlas Energy Group.

Profitability

This table compares Atlas Energy Group and SilverBow Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atlas Energy Group -129.29% N/A -13.52%
SilverBow Resources 16.06% 24.48% 6.47%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

31.0% of SilverBow Resources shares are held 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.

Summary

SilverBow Resources beats Atlas Energy Group on 10 of the 10 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.

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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