Texas Pacific Land Trust (NYSE: TPL) and Repsol Oil & Gas Canada (NYSE:TLM) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

39.9% of Texas Pacific Land Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Texas Pacific Land Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Texas Pacific Land Trust and Repsol Oil & Gas Canada’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Texas Pacific Land Trust $59.94 million 52.87 $37.23 million $8.73 46.30
Repsol Oil & Gas Canada N/A N/A N/A ($0.96) -8.32

Texas Pacific Land Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Repsol Oil & Gas Canada. Repsol Oil & Gas Canada is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Texas Pacific Land Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Texas Pacific Land Trust and Repsol Oil & Gas Canada’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Texas Pacific Land Trust 69.87% 133.04% 84.40%
Repsol Oil & Gas Canada -3,613.64% -79.54% -35.34%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Texas Pacific Land Trust and Repsol Oil & Gas Canada, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Texas Pacific Land Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Repsol Oil & Gas Canada 0 0 0 0 N/A

Dividends

Texas Pacific Land Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.35 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Repsol Oil & Gas Canada does not pay a dividend. Texas Pacific Land Trust pays out 4.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Texas Pacific Land Trust has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Summary

Texas Pacific Land Trust beats Repsol Oil & Gas Canada on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Texas Pacific Land Trust Company Profile

Texas Pacific Land Trust (the Trust) is engaged in managing land, including royalty interests, for the benefit of its owners. The Company operates through managing the land segment, which includes sales and leases of such land, and the retention of oil and gas royalties. The Trust derives revenue from all avenues of managing the land, such as oil and gas royalties, grazing leases, easements, sundry and specialty leases, and land sales. The Trust has a perpetual oil and gas royalty interest in 459,200 acres. As of December 31, 2016, the Trust owned the surface estate in approximately 887,553 acres of land, consisting of numerous separate tracts, located in 18 counties in the western part of Texas. As of December 31, 2016, the Trust also owned a 1/128 nonparticipating perpetual oil and gas royalty interest under 85,414 acres of land and a 1/16 nonparticipating perpetual oil and gas royalty interest under 373,777 acres of land in the western part of Texas.

Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Company Profile

Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc., formerly Talisman Energy Inc., is an upstream oil and gas company. The Company is engaged in the business of exploration, development, production and marketing of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. The Company’s activities are conducted in four geographic segments: North America, the North Sea, Southeast Asia and Other. The North America segment includes operations and exploration in Canada and the United States. The Southeast Asia segment includes operations and exploration activities in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and in Australia/Timor-Leste. The North Sea segment includes operations and exploration activities in the United Kingdom. The Company also has operations and exploration activities in Colombia, and exploration activities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, including over two blocks, Kurdamir and Topkhana. In Norway, it primarily operates the Blane, Gyda, Rev, Yme and Varg fields.

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