Transportadora de Gas del Sur (TGS) & Whiting Petroleum (WLL) Head-To-Head Survey

Transportadora de Gas del Sur (NYSE: TGS) and Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) are both energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Transportadora de Gas del Sur and Whiting Petroleum, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Transportadora de Gas del Sur 0 1 1 0 2.50
Whiting Petroleum 4 12 10 0 2.23

Transportadora de Gas del Sur presently has a consensus price target of $25.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.66%. Whiting Petroleum has a consensus price target of $34.57, suggesting a potential upside of 16.83%. Given Whiting Petroleum’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Whiting Petroleum is more favorable than Transportadora de Gas del Sur.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

8.6% of Transportadora de Gas del Sur shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Whiting Petroleum shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Transportadora de Gas del Sur and Whiting Petroleum’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Transportadora de Gas del Sur 21.43% 66.26% 22.54%
Whiting Petroleum -45.39% -5.06% -2.71%

Volatility and Risk

Transportadora de Gas del Sur has a beta of 1.14, suggesting that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Whiting Petroleum has a beta of 3.39, suggesting that its share price is 239% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Transportadora de Gas del Sur and Whiting Petroleum’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Transportadora de Gas del Sur $501.12 million 7.43 $63.00 million $0.73 32.11
Whiting Petroleum $1.28 billion 2.09 -$1.34 billion ($7.18) -4.12

Transportadora de Gas del Sur has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Whiting Petroleum. Whiting Petroleum is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Transportadora de Gas del Sur, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Transportadora de Gas del Sur beats Whiting Petroleum on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Transportadora de Gas del Sur

Transportadora de Gas del Sur S.A. is engaged in the transportation of natural gas and production and commercialization of natural gas liquids (Liquids). The Company operates through four segments: Natural Gas Transportation Services, Liquids Production and Commercialization, Other Services and Telecommunications. The Company’s pipeline system connects gas fields in southern and western Argentina with gas distributors and industries in those areas and in the greater Buenos Aires area. It also provides midstream services, which consist of gas treatment, removal of impurities from the natural gas stream, gas compression, wellhead gas gathering and pipeline construction, operation and maintenance services. The Company transports gas through approximately 5,675 miles of pipeline, of which it owns 4,745 miles. It operates the remaining 930 miles, which are owned by the Gas Trusts.

About Whiting Petroleum

Whiting Petroleum Corporation is an independent oil and gas company. The Company is engaged in development, production, acquisition and exploration activities primarily in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. It is engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil, natural gas liquid (NGLs) and natural gas. Its Northern Rocky Mountains operations included properties in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana targeting the Bakken and Three Forks formations and encompassing approximately 736,000 gross developed and undeveloped acres, as of December 31, 2016. Its Central Rocky Mountains operations included properties at its Redtail field in the Denver Julesburg Basin in Weld County, Colorado targeting the Niobrara and Codell/Fort Hays formations and encompassing approximately 157,200 gross developed and undeveloped acres, as of December 31, 2016. Its other operations primarily relate to non-core assets in Colorado, Mississippi, North Dakota, Texas and Wyoming.

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