Atlas Resource Partners (OTCMKTS: ARPJQ) and Atlas Energy Group (OTCMKTS:ATLS) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Atlas Resource Partners and Atlas Energy Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Atlas Resource Partners N/A N/A N/A ($9.81) 0.00
Atlas Energy Group $137.16 million 0.01 -$13.10 million N/A N/A

Atlas Resource Partners has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Atlas Energy Group.

Dividends

Atlas Resource Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 6,868.1%. Atlas Energy Group does not pay a dividend. Atlas Resource Partners pays out -5.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Atlas Resource Partners and Atlas Energy Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atlas Resource Partners N/A N/A -35.27%
Atlas Energy Group -676.76% N/A -64.37%

Risk and Volatility

Atlas Resource Partners has a beta of 0.62, meaning that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atlas Energy Group has a beta of -1.52, meaning that its stock price is 252% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.4% of Atlas Energy Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.4% of Atlas Energy Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Atlas Resource Partners and Atlas Energy Group, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atlas Resource Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A
Atlas Energy Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Atlas Resource Partners beats Atlas Energy Group on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Atlas Resource Partners Company Profile

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.

Atlas Energy Group Company Profile

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.

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