Analyzing Crescent Point Energy (CPG) & Midstates Petroleum (MPO)

Crescent Point Energy (NYSE: CPG) and Midstates Petroleum (NYSE:MPO) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Crescent Point Energy and Midstates Petroleum’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Crescent Point Energy $1.92 billion 2.40 -$704.37 million ($0.88) -9.60
Midstates Petroleum $241.75 million 1.89 $1.33 billion N/A N/A

Midstates Petroleum has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Crescent Point Energy.


This table compares Crescent Point Energy and Midstates Petroleum’s 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%
Midstates Petroleum 661.54% 268.49% 199.88%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Crescent Point Energy and Midstates Petroleum, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Crescent Point Energy 0 3 2 0 2.40
Midstates Petroleum 0 1 0 0 2.00

Crescent Point Energy presently has a consensus target price of $15.75, indicating a potential upside of 86.39%. Given Crescent Point Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Crescent Point Energy is more favorable than Midstates Petroleum.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

39.7% of Crescent Point Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.4% of Midstates Petroleum shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Midstates Petroleum shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Crescent Point Energy has a beta of 1.52, indicating that its share price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Midstates Petroleum has a beta of 0.54, indicating that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Crescent Point Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Midstates Petroleum does not pay a dividend. Crescent Point Energy pays out -33.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Crescent Point Energy beats Midstates Petroleum on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Crescent Point Energy

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.

About Midstates Petroleum

Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. is an independent exploration and production company. The Company operates oil and natural gas properties, and is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and natural gas. It is focused on the application of drilling and completion techniques in oil and basins in the onshore United States. It conducts oil and gas operations, and owns and operates oil and gas properties in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. Its Mississippian Lime assets consist of approximately 69,680 net prospective acres in the Mississippian Lime trend in Woods and Alfalfa Counties of Oklahoma, and approximately 12,160 net acres in Lincoln County, Oklahoma, which produces from, and is prospective in, the Hunton formation. Its Anadarko Basin assets consist of approximately 111,190 net acres in the Anadarko Basin, with over 82,530 net acres in Texas and over 28,650 net acres in western Oklahoma.

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