Ultra Petroleum Corp (NYSE: UPL) and Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. (NYSE:ARP) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Ultra Petroleum Corp and Atlas Resource Partners, L.P.’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ultra Petroleum Corp -15.95% N/A -9.33%
Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. N/A N/A -35.27%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Ultra Petroleum Corp and Atlas Resource Partners, L.P., as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ultra Petroleum Corp 0 0 2 0 3.00
Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ultra Petroleum Corp currently has a consensus price target of $14.00, suggesting a potential upside of 75.00%. Given Ultra Petroleum Corp’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Ultra Petroleum Corp is more favorable than Atlas Resource Partners, L.P..

Dividends

Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 157.2%. Ultra Petroleum Corp does not pay a dividend. Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. pays out -5.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ultra Petroleum Corp and Atlas Resource Partners, L.P.’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ultra Petroleum Corp $763.81 million 1.90 $551.97 million N/A N/A
Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. N/A N/A N/A ($9.00) -0.04

Ultra Petroleum Corp has higher revenue and earnings than Atlas Resource Partners, L.P..

About Ultra Petroleum Corp

Ultra Petroleum Corp. (Ultra) is an oil and gas company. The Company is engaged in the development, production, operation, exploration and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties. Its principal business activities are developing its natural gas reserves in the Green River Basin of southwest Wyoming-the Pinedale and Jonah fields, its oil reserves in the Uinta Basin in northeast Utah and its natural gas reserves in the north-central Pennsylvania area of the Appalachian Basin. The Company conducts its operations in the United States. The Company focuses on sands of the upper Cretaceous Lance Pool in the Pinedale and Jonah fields. The Lance Pool includes sands of the Lance formation at depths between approximately 8,000 and 12,000 feet and the Mesaverde formation at depths between approximately 12,000 and 14,000 feet. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned oil and natural gas leases totaling approximately 105,000 gross (69,000 net) acres in southwest Wyoming’s Green River Basin.

About Atlas Resource Partners, L.P.

Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. is an independent developer and producer of natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGL), with operations in basins across the United States. The Company is a sponsor and manager of tax-advantaged investment partnerships (drilling partnerships), in which it co-invests, to finance a portion of its natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids production activities. The Company operates through three segments: gas and oil production, well construction and completion, and other partnership management. Its production positions are in the areas, including Barnett Shale/Marble Falls, Appalachian Basin, Coal-Bed Methane, Rangely, Eagle Ford, Mississippi Lime/Hunton and Chattanooga Shale. The Barnett Shale and Marble Falls play are located east of the Bend Arch and west of the Quachita Thrust in the Fort Worth Basin of northern Texas. It has various coal-bed methane developments across coal-bed methane producing areas.

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