VOC Energy Trust (NYSE: VOC) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare VOC Energy Trust to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for VOC Energy Trust and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
VOC Energy Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
VOC Energy Trust Competitors 216 652 771 31 2.37

As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 37.46%. Given VOC Energy Trust’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe VOC Energy Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

VOC Energy Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.6%. VOC Energy Trust pays out 91.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.0% and pay out 193.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. VOC Energy Trust is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares VOC Energy Trust and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
VOC Energy Trust $8.25 million N/A 7.25
VOC Energy Trust Competitors $52.35 billion $11.11 billion -12.58

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

Volatility and Risk

VOC Energy Trust has a beta of 0.84, meaning that its stock price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VOC Energy Trust’s rivals have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

8.0% of VOC Energy Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.0% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares VOC Energy Trust and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
VOC Energy Trust 90.57% 9.65% 9.65%
VOC Energy Trust Competitors -6.22% 2.46% 1.18%

Summary

VOC Energy Trust beats its rivals on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About VOC Energy Trust

VOC Energy Trust is a statutory trust formed by VOC Brazos Energy Partners, L.P. (VOC Brazos). The business and affairs of the Company are managed by The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee. The Company was created to acquire and hold the net profits interest for the benefit of its unitholders. VOC Brazos’ properties include interests in approximately 820 gross producing wells covering over 91,490 gross acres. VOC Brazos’ properties are developed properties located in oil and natural gas producing regions of Kansas and Texas. VOC Brazos’ fields in the Central Kansas Uplift include Fairport Field, Chase-Silica Field and Marcotte Field. VOC Brazos’ fields in Western Kansas include the Bindley, Moore-Johnson and Wesley fields. VOC Brazos’ fields in South Central Kansas include the Gerberding, Spivey Grabs and Alford fields. VOC Brazos’ proved reserved in Texas are located in the Central Texas and East Texas areas.

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