Extraction Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:XOG) and Pantheon Resources (OTCMKTS:PTHRF) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.
Risk and Volatility
Extraction Oil & Gas has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pantheon Resources has a beta of 3.08, meaning that its share price is 208% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Extraction Oil & Gas and Pantheon Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Extraction Oil & Gas||-0.87%||2.07%||0.91%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
92.1% of Extraction Oil & Gas shares are held by institutional investors. 7.9% of Extraction Oil & Gas shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Extraction Oil & Gas and Pantheon Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Extraction Oil & Gas||1||5||5||0||2.36|
Extraction Oil & Gas currently has a consensus target price of $14.80, indicating a potential upside of 319.26%. Given Extraction Oil & Gas’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Extraction Oil & Gas is more favorable than Pantheon Resources.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Extraction Oil & Gas and Pantheon Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Extraction Oil & Gas||$604.30 million||1.03||-$44.40 million||$0.03||117.67|
Pantheon Resources has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Extraction Oil & Gas.
Extraction Oil & Gas beats Pantheon Resources on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Extraction Oil & Gas
Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc., an independent oil and gas company, focuses on the acquisition, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquid reserves in the Rocky Mountain region, primarily in the Wattenberg Field of the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin of Colorado. As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 171,400 net acres of contiguous acreage blocks in the productive areas of the DJ Basin; held approximately 183,300 net acres outside of the Core DJ Basin; had estimated proved reserves of approximately 292.7 MMBoe; and had 1,300 gross producing wells. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
About Pantheon Resources
Pantheon Resources Plc, through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and development of oil and gas in the United States. Its principal asset is a working interest ranging between 50% and 58% in four prospects in Tyler and Polk counties, East Texas. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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