Ivanhoe Energy (OTCMKTS:IVANF) and Earthstone Energy (NYSE:ESTE) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
20.6% of Earthstone Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 64.4% of Earthstone Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Ivanhoe Energy and Earthstone Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Earthstone Energy has a consensus target price of $12.50, indicating a potential upside of 116.26%. Given Earthstone Energy’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Earthstone Energy is more favorable than Ivanhoe Energy.
This table compares Ivanhoe Energy and Earthstone Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Ivanhoe Energy and Earthstone Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Earthstone Energy||$108.08 million||3.43||-$12.51 million||$1.43||4.04|
Ivanhoe Energy has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Earthstone Energy.
Earthstone Energy beats Ivanhoe Energy on 8 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Ivanhoe Energy Company Profile
Ivanhoe Energy, Inc. engages in heavy-oil exploration and development. It focuses on pursuing long term growth in its reserve base and production using advanced technologies. The company was founded by Robert Martin Friedland on February 21, 1995 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
Earthstone Energy Company Profile
Earthstone Energy, Inc., an oil and natural gas development and production company, operates in the up-stream segment of the oil and natural gas industry in the United States. Its asset portfolio includes the Midland Basin of west Texas and the Eagle Ford trend of south Texas. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated 91 gross Eagle Ford wells; and 12 gross Austin Chalk wells, as well as had 79,976 thousand barrels of oil equivalent (MBOE) of total proved reserves, 19,961 MBOE of proved developed reserves, and 60,015 MBOE of proved undeveloped reserves. Earthstone Energy, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.
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