Analyzing Pledge Petroleum (PROP) & TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR (TUWOY)

Pledge Petroleum (OTCMKTS:PROP) and TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:TUWOY) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings and risk.

Risk and Volatility

Pledge Petroleum has a beta of -29.35, suggesting that its stock price is 3,035% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its stock price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Pledge Petroleum and TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pledge Petroleum $20,000.00 657.97 -$600,000.00 N/A N/A
TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR $1.72 billion 1.14 -$189.50 million $0.09 15.67

Pledge Petroleum has higher earnings, but lower revenue than TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of Pledge Petroleum shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Pledge Petroleum and TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pledge Petroleum 0 0 0 0 N/A
TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR 0 1 2 0 2.67


This table compares Pledge Petroleum and TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pledge Petroleum N/A -36.93% -35.70%


TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR beats Pledge Petroleum on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pledge Petroleum

Pledge Petroleum Corp. does not have significant operations. Previously, it focused on the acquisition of producing oil fields. The company was formerly known as Propell Technologies Group, Inc. and changed its name to Pledge Petroleum Corp. in February 2017. Pledge Petroleum Corp. is based in Houston, Texas.


Tullow Oil plc engages in the oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities. Its portfolio comprises approximately 90 licenses covering 263,820 square kilometers in 16 countries. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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