Financial Review: Linn Energy (LINE) and Crescent Point Energy Corporation (CPG)
Linn Energy (NASDAQ: LINE) and Crescent Point Energy Corporation (NYSE:CPG) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Linn Energy and Crescent Point Energy Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Crescent Point Energy Corporation||0||2||4||0||2.67|
Crescent Point Energy Corporation has a consensus target price of $15.50, suggesting a potential upside of 109.18%. Given Crescent Point Energy Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Crescent Point Energy Corporation is more favorable than Linn Energy.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Linn Energy and Crescent Point Energy Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Crescent Point Energy Corporation||$2.12 billion||1.91||$1.31 billion||($0.82)||-9.04|
Crescent Point Energy Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Linn Energy.
Crescent Point Energy Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Linn Energy does not pay a dividend. Crescent Point Energy Corporation pays out -35.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
39.3% of Crescent Point Energy Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Linn Energy and Crescent Point Energy Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Crescent Point Energy Corporation||-18.68%||2.45%||1.44%|
Crescent Point Energy Corporation beats Linn Energy on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Linn Energy Company Profile
Linn Energy, Inc., formerly Linn Energy, LLC, is an oil and natural gas company. The Company focuses on acquiring, developing and maximizing cash flow from a portfolio of oil and natural gas asset. Its properties include Hugoton Basin, which includes properties located in Kansas, the Oklahoma Panhandle and the Shallow Texas Panhandle; Rockies, which includes properties located in Wyoming, Utah, North Dakota and Colorado; California, which includes properties located in the San Joaquin Valley and Los Angeles basins; TexLa, which includes properties located in east Texas and north Louisiana; Mid-Continent, which includes Oklahoma properties located in the Anadarko and Arkoma basins, as well as waterfloods in the Central Oklahoma Platform; Michigan/Illinois, which includes properties located in the Antrim Shale formation in north Michigan and oil properties in south Illinois; Permian Basin, which includes properties located in west Texas and southeast New Mexico, and South Texas.
Crescent Point Energy Corporation Company Profile
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.
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