Crescent Point Energy (NYSE: CPG) and Atlas Resource Partners (OTCMKTS:ARPJQ) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Risk and Volatility
Crescent Point Energy has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atlas Resource Partners has a beta of 0.62, indicating that its stock price is 38% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Crescent Point Energy and Atlas Resource Partners’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Crescent Point Energy||$1.92 billion||2.08||-$704.37 million||($0.88)||-8.34|
|Atlas Resource Partners||N/A||N/A||N/A||($9.81)||0.00|
Atlas Resource Partners has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Crescent Point Energy. Crescent Point Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Atlas Resource Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
39.7% of Crescent Point Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Crescent Point Energy and Atlas Resource Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Crescent Point Energy||-18.68%||2.45%||1.44%|
|Atlas Resource Partners||N/A||N/A||-35.27%|
Crescent Point Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.8%. Atlas Resource Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 6,868.1%. Crescent Point Energy pays out -31.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Atlas Resource Partners pays out -5.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Crescent Point Energy and Atlas Resource Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Crescent Point Energy||0||2||2||0||2.50|
|Atlas Resource Partners||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Crescent Point Energy currently has a consensus price target of $15.50, suggesting a potential upside of 111.17%. Given Crescent Point Energy’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Crescent Point Energy is more favorable than Atlas Resource Partners.
Crescent Point Energy beats Atlas Resource Partners on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Crescent Point Energy Company Profile
Crescent Point Energy Corp. acquires, explores, develops, and produces light and medium oil and natural gas properties in Western Canada and the United States. The company's crude oil and natural gas properties, and related assets are located in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba; and the states of North Dakota, Montana, Colorado, and Utah. Crescent Point Energy Corp. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
Atlas Resource Partners Company Profile
Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. is an independent developer and producer of natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGL), with operations in basins across the United States. The Company is a sponsor and manager of tax-advantaged investment partnerships (drilling partnerships), in which it co-invests, to finance a portion of its natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids production activities. The Company operates through three segments: gas and oil production, well construction and completion, and other partnership management. Its production positions are in the areas, including Barnett Shale/Marble Falls, Appalachian Basin, Coal-Bed Methane, Rangely, Eagle Ford, Mississippi Lime/Hunton and Chattanooga Shale. The Barnett Shale and Marble Falls play are located east of the Bend Arch and west of the Quachita Thrust in the Fort Worth Basin of northern Texas. It has various coal-bed methane developments across coal-bed methane producing areas.
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