Analyzing Pacific Coast Oil Trust (ROYT) & Its Competitors

Pacific Coast Oil Trust (NYSE: ROYT) is one of 246 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Pacific Coast Oil Trust to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

10.0% of Pacific Coast Oil Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by company insiders. 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 summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Pacific Coast Oil Trust and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pacific Coast Oil Trust 0 1 0 0 2.00
Pacific Coast Oil Trust Competitors 1445 7493 12137 257 2.53

Pacific Coast Oil Trust currently has a consensus price target of $1.50, indicating a potential downside of 6.25%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 36.70%. Given Pacific Coast Oil Trust’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Pacific Coast Oil Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Pacific Coast Oil Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pacific Coast Oil Trust 3.15% 0.74% 0.74%
Pacific Coast Oil Trust Competitors -432.19% -0.98% 1.92%

Dividends

Pacific Coast Oil Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Pacific Coast Oil Trust pays out 25.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 324.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

Pacific Coast Oil Trust has a beta of 2.08, indicating that its stock price is 108% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pacific Coast Oil Trust’s competitors have a beta of 1.42, indicating that their average stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Pacific Coast Oil Trust and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Pacific Coast Oil Trust $3.19 million N/A 40.01
Pacific Coast Oil Trust Competitors $1.39 billion $598.77 million -1.15

Pacific Coast Oil Trust’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Pacific Coast Oil Trust. Pacific Coast Oil Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Pacific Coast Oil Trust competitors beat Pacific Coast Oil Trust on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

Pacific Coast Oil Trust Company Profile

Pacific Coast Oil Trust is a statutory trust formed by Pacific Coast Energy Company LP (PCEC). The Trust is engaged in acquiring and holding net profits and royalty interests in certain oil and natural gas properties located in California for the benefit of the Trust unitholders. The Underlying Properties consist of producing and non-producing interests in oil units, wells and lands located onshore in California in the Santa Maria Basin, which contains PCEC’s Orcutt properties, and the Los Angeles Basin, which contains PCEC’s West Pico, East Coyote and Sawtelle properties. The Underlying Properties consist of the proved developed reserves referred to as the Developed Properties and all other development potential on the Underlying Properties, which are referred to as the Remaining Properties. Production from the Developed Properties attributable to the Trust is produced from wells that, because they have already been drilled and require limited additional capital expenditures.

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