Contrasting Hugoton Royalty Trust (HGT) and Texas Pacific Land Trust (TPL)

Hugoton Royalty Trust (NYSE:HGT) and Texas Pacific Land Trust (NYSE:TPL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Hugoton Royalty Trust and Texas Pacific Land Trust’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hugoton Royalty Trust N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Texas Pacific Land Trust $132.41 million 38.54 $76.36 million N/A N/A

Texas Pacific Land Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Hugoton Royalty Trust.

Dividends

Hugoton Royalty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.1%. Texas Pacific Land Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Texas Pacific Land Trust has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

12.2% of Hugoton Royalty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.8% of Texas Pacific Land Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Texas Pacific Land Trust shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Hugoton Royalty Trust and Texas Pacific Land Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hugoton Royalty Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Texas Pacific Land Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Hugoton Royalty Trust and Texas Pacific Land Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hugoton Royalty Trust N/A N/A N/A
Texas Pacific Land Trust 130.87% 148.85% 116.11%

Summary

Texas Pacific Land Trust beats Hugoton Royalty Trust on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hugoton Royalty Trust Company Profile

Hugoton Royalty Trust holds working interests in certain gas-producing properties in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.

Texas Pacific Land Trust Company Profile

Texas Pacific Land Trust holds title to tracts of land in the state of Texas. The company operates through two segments, Land and Resource Management, and Water Service and Operations. It sells, leases, and manages these lands for the benefit of the holders of Certificates of Proprietary Interest in the Trust. The company has oil, gas, and water royalties interests; enters into easement contracts covering activities, such as oil and gas pipelines and subsurface wellbore easements; sells water and land; and leases land. As of December 31, 2017, it owned the surface estate in 887,698 acres of land comprising various separate tracts located in 18 counties in the western part of Texas; and grazing leases covering approximately 862,800 acres of the Trust's land. The company also owns a 1/128 nonparticipating perpetual oil and gas royalty interest under 85,414 acres of land, as well as a 1/16 nonparticipating perpetual oil and gas royalty interest under 373,777 acres of land in the western part of Texas. Texas Pacific Land Trust was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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