Reviewing KIMBELL ROYALTY (KRP) & Total SA (TOT)

KIMBELL ROYALTY (NYSE: KRP) and Total SA (NYSE:TOT) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, risk and analyst recommendations.


KIMBELL ROYALTY pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.3%. Total SA pays an annual dividend of $2.34 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.3%. Total SA pays out 73.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

18.4% of KIMBELL ROYALTY shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.4% of Total SA shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares KIMBELL ROYALTY and Total SA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Total SA 5.88% 7.74% 3.50%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares KIMBELL ROYALTY and Total SA’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
KIMBELL ROYALTY $14.63 million 18.48 $7.45 million N/A N/A
Total SA $139.27 billion 0.98 $21.80 billion $3.18 17.23

Total SA has higher revenue and earnings than KIMBELL ROYALTY.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for KIMBELL ROYALTY and Total SA, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KIMBELL ROYALTY 0 0 5 1 3.17
Total SA 0 10 5 1 2.44

KIMBELL ROYALTY currently has a consensus price target of $21.83, indicating a potential upside of 33.21%. Total SA has a consensus price target of $55.40, indicating a potential upside of 1.13%. Given KIMBELL ROYALTY’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe KIMBELL ROYALTY is more favorable than Total SA.


KIMBELL ROYALTY beats Total SA on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.


Kimbell Royalty Partners, LP owns and acquires mineral and royalty interests in oil and natural gas properties throughout the United States. As of December 31, 2015, the Company owned mineral and royalty interests in approximately 3.7 million gross acres and overriding royalty interests in approximately 0.9 million gross acres, with approximately 44% of its acres located in the Permian Basin. As of December 31, 2015, the Company’s mineral and royalty interests were located in 20 states and in every onshore basin across the continental United States, and included ownership in over 48,000 gross producing wells, including over 29,000 wells in the Permian Basin. The Company’s properties include Permian Basin, Mid-Continent, Terryville/Cotton Valley/Haynesville, Eagle Ford, Barnett Shale/Fort Worth Basin, Bakken/Williston Basin, San Juan Basin, Onshore California, DJ Basin/Rockies/Niobrara, Illinois Basin and others.

Total SA Company Profile

Total S.A. (Total) is an oil and gas company. The Company has three segments: an Upstream segment, including the activities of the exploration and production of hydrocarbons, and the activities of gas and power; a Refining & Chemicals segment constituting an industrial hub consisting of the activities of refining, petrochemicals and specialty chemicals, and also includes the activities of oil trading and shipping, and a Marketing & Services segment, including the activities of supply and marketing in the field of petroleum products, as well as the activity of New Energies. Its Corporate segment includes holdings operating and financial activities. The Company operates in the renewable energies and power generation sectors. It is engaged in various sectors of oil and gas industry, including upstream (hydrocarbon exploration, development and production) and downstream (refining, petrochemicals, specialty chemicals, trading and shipping of crude oil and petroleum products and marketing).

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