EV Energy Partners (NASDAQ: EVEP) and Repsol Oil & Gas Canada (NYSE:TLM) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares EV Energy Partners and Repsol Oil & Gas Canada’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|EV Energy Partners||$184.89 million||0.22||-$242.89 million||($5.18)||-0.16|
|Repsol Oil & Gas Canada||N/A||N/A||N/A||($0.96)||-8.32|
This table compares EV Energy Partners and Repsol Oil & Gas Canada’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|EV Energy Partners||-118.99%||-7.91%||-3.64%|
|Repsol Oil & Gas Canada||-3,613.64%||-79.54%||-35.34%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
8.8% of EV Energy Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 10.2% of EV Energy Partners shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for EV Energy Partners and Repsol Oil & Gas Canada, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|EV Energy Partners||1||1||0||0||1.50|
|Repsol Oil & Gas Canada||0||0||0||0||N/A|
EV Energy Partners presently has a consensus price target of $1.00, suggesting a potential upside of 19.05%. Given EV Energy Partners’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe EV Energy Partners is more favorable than Repsol Oil & Gas Canada.
EV Energy Partners beats Repsol Oil & Gas Canada on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About EV Energy Partners
EV Energy Partners, L.P. is engaged in the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas properties and all of its operations are located in the United States. The Company’s oil and natural gas properties are located in the Appalachian Basin, which includes the Utica Shale; the San Juan Basin; Michigan; Central Texas, which includes the Austin Chalk area; the Mid-Continent areas in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas and Louisiana; the Monroe Field in Northern Louisiana, and the Permian Basin. Its activities are concentrated in the Ohio and West Virginia areas of the Appalachian Basin. Its properties are located in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico and La Plata County in Colorado. It owns Eagle Ford oil and natural gas properties in Karnes County, including Eagle Ford and Austin Chalk reserves. It holds interest in approximately 9,150 acres in Karnes County. Its properties are located in the Antrim Shale reservoir in Otsego and Montmorency counties in northern Michigan.
About Repsol Oil & Gas Canada
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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