Reviewing INPEX Corp/ADR (IPXHY) and Zion Oil & Gas (ZN)

INPEX Corp/ADR (OTCMKTS:IPXHY) and Zion Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:ZN) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares INPEX Corp/ADR and Zion Oil & Gas’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
INPEX Corp/ADR $8.43 billion 1.80 $363.25 million N/A N/A
Zion Oil & Gas N/A N/A -$9.98 million N/A N/A

INPEX Corp/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Zion Oil & Gas.


This table compares INPEX Corp/ADR and Zion Oil & Gas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
INPEX Corp/ADR 4.72% 3.95% 2.92%
Zion Oil & Gas N/A -24.70% -18.34%


INPEX Corp/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Zion Oil & Gas does not pay a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.1% of INPEX Corp/ADR shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.0% of Zion Oil & Gas shares are owned by institutional investors. 10.3% of Zion Oil & Gas shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

INPEX Corp/ADR has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Zion Oil & Gas has a beta of -0.02, indicating that its share price is 102% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for INPEX Corp/ADR and Zion Oil & Gas, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
INPEX Corp/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Zion Oil & Gas 0 0 0 0 N/A


INPEX Corp/ADR beats Zion Oil & Gas on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

INPEX Corp/ADR Company Profile

Inpex Corporation engages in the research, exploration, development, production, and sale of oil, natural gas, and other mineral resources in Japan, rest of Asia and Oceania, Europe and NIS countries, the Middle East and Africa, and the Americas. It is also involved in the investment and lending to the companies engaged in mineral resources business, etc. The company holds interests in approximately 70 projects in approximately 20 countries; and owns a natural gas pipeline network of 1,500 kilometers. As of March 31, 2018, its proved reserves were 2,747 million barrels for crude oil, condensate, and LPG; and 5,976 billion cubic feet for natural gas. Inpex Corporation was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

Zion Oil & Gas Company Profile

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc. operates as an oil and gas exploration company in Israel. It holds a petroleum exploration license onshore Israel, the Megiddo-Jezreel License that covers an area of approximately 99,000 acres. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

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