Geopark (NYSE: GPRK) and North Atlantic Drilling (NYSE:NADL) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Geopark and North Atlantic Drilling’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|North Atlantic Drilling||-25.59%||-30.91%||-3.93%|
14.1% of Geopark shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.4% of North Atlantic Drilling shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
Geopark has a beta of 0.24, indicating that its share price is 76% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, North Atlantic Drilling has a beta of 2.98, indicating that its share price is 198% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of recent ratings for Geopark and North Atlantic Drilling, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|North Atlantic Drilling||1||0||0||0||1.00|
Geopark currently has a consensus target price of $11.50, indicating a potential upside of 37.40%. North Atlantic Drilling has a consensus target price of $2.00, indicating a potential upside of 44.93%. Given North Atlantic Drilling’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe North Atlantic Drilling is more favorable than Geopark.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Geopark and North Atlantic Drilling’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Geopark||$252.07 million||1.99||$117.31 million||($0.65)||-12.88|
|North Atlantic Drilling||$446.00 million||0.07||$253.00 million||($4.84)||-0.29|
North Atlantic Drilling has higher revenue and earnings than Geopark. Geopark is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than North Atlantic Drilling, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Geopark beats North Atlantic Drilling on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
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