SandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE: PER) is one of 260 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare SandRidge Permian Trust to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability and valuation.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for SandRidge Permian Trust and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|SandRidge Permian Trust||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|SandRidge Permian Trust Competitors||1468||7634||12317||262||2.52|
As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 32.12%. Given SandRidge Permian Trust’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe SandRidge Permian Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares SandRidge Permian Trust and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SandRidge Permian Trust||$29.87 million||$25.64 million||5.80|
|SandRidge Permian Trust Competitors||$1.89 billion||-$443.16 million||39.54|
SandRidge Permian Trust’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than SandRidge Permian Trust. SandRidge Permian Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares SandRidge Permian Trust and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|SandRidge Permian Trust||88.64%||19.14%||19.14%|
|SandRidge Permian Trust Competitors||-427.59%||-1.26%||2.02%|
SandRidge Permian Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 16.6%. SandRidge Permian Trust pays out 96.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 190.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. SandRidge Permian Trust is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
4.1% of SandRidge Permian Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 29.0% of SandRidge Permian Trust shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility & Risk
SandRidge Permian Trust has a beta of 0.71, suggesting that its share price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SandRidge Permian Trust’s rivals have a beta of 1.33, suggesting that their average share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.
SandRidge Permian Trust beats its rivals on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
SandRidge Permian Trust Company Profile
Sandridge Permian Trust (the Trust) is a statutory trust. The Trust holds Royalty Interests in specified oil and natural gas properties in the Permian Basin located in Andrews County, Texas. The Trust’s business activities are generally limited to owning the Royalty Interests, and entering into hedging arrangements at the inception of the Trust and activities related thereto, including activities required or permitted by the terms of the conveyances related to the Royalty Interests. The Trust’s properties consist of Royalty Interests in the initial wells and over 860 additional wells that are drilled and perforated for completion. The Royalty Interests are in properties located in the greater Fuhrman-Mascho field, a field in Andrews County, Texas that produces oil primarily from the Grayburg/San Andres formation in the Permian Basin. The Permian Basin extends throughout southwestern Texas and southeastern New Mexico over an area approximately 250 miles wide and over 300 miles long.
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