Head to Head Contrast: Parsley Energy (PE) and Energy XXI Gulf Coast (EXXI)

Parsley Energy (NYSE: PE) and Energy XXI Gulf Coast (NASDAQ:EXXI) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Parsley Energy and Energy XXI Gulf Coast’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Parsley Energy 3.22% 1.87% 1.31%
Energy XXI Gulf Coast N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Parsley Energy and Energy XXI Gulf Coast, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Parsley Energy 0 0 22 0 3.00
Energy XXI Gulf Coast 0 0 0 0 N/A

Parsley Energy currently has a consensus price target of $40.05, suggesting a potential upside of 45.95%. Given Parsley Energy’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Parsley Energy is more favorable than Energy XXI Gulf Coast.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

80.2% of Parsley Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.6% of Energy XXI Gulf Coast shares are held by institutional investors. 15.5% of Parsley Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Energy XXI Gulf Coast shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Parsley Energy and Energy XXI Gulf Coast’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Parsley Energy $457.77 million 18.85 -$74.18 million $0.08 343.04
Energy XXI Gulf Coast N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Energy XXI Gulf Coast has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Parsley Energy.

Summary

Parsley Energy beats Energy XXI Gulf Coast on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Parsley Energy Company Profile

Parsley Energy, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company focuses on the acquisition, development and exploitation of unconventional oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin. The Permian Basin is located in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico and includes three primary sub-areas: the Midland Basin, the Central Basin Platform and the Delaware Basin. The Company’s properties are primarily located in the Midland and Delaware Basins, where it focuses on horizontal development drilling and target various stacked pay intervals in the Spraberry, Wolfcamp, Upper Pennsylvanian (Cline) and Atoka shales. As of December 31, 2016, it had an average working interest of 87% in 166 gross (146.7 net) horizontal wells, of which 151 gross (132.4 net) are in the Midland Basin. As of December 31, 2016, the Company operated seven horizontal rigs and three vertical drilling rigs.

Energy XXI Gulf Coast Company Profile

Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. (EGC) is an independent oil and natural gas development and production company which was focused on development drilling on the Company’s core properties. The Company’s properties are located in the United States Gulf of Mexico waters and the Gulf Coast onshore. The Company operates nine oilfields on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf. As of December 31, 2016, total proved reserves were 121.9 million barrels of oil equivalents (MMBOE) of which 78% were crude oil. The Company operated in 616 gross producing wells on 439,294 net developed acres, including interests in 57 producing fields. The Company’s projects include Main Pass Complex, West Delta, Ship Shoal, Grand Isle and South Timbalier. The Main Pass complex is located in approximately 100 feet of water near the mouth of the mississippi river. It includes Main Pass 61 field and Main Pass 73 field along with the Main Pass 296 and 311.

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