GeoPark (NYSE:GPRK) and MV Oil Trust (NYSE:MVO) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.
This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for GeoPark and MV Oil Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|MV Oil Trust||0||0||0||0||N/A|
GeoPark currently has a consensus target price of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 37.93%. Given GeoPark’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe GeoPark is more favorable than MV Oil Trust.
Risk and Volatility
GeoPark has a beta of 0.65, suggesting that its stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MV Oil Trust has a beta of 0.6, suggesting that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares GeoPark and MV Oil Trust’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|GeoPark||$601.20 million||1.92||$72.42 million||$1.47||12.82|
|MV Oil Trust||$5.50 million||11.94||$16.33 million||N/A||N/A|
GeoPark has higher revenue and earnings than MV Oil Trust.
This table compares GeoPark and MV Oil Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|MV Oil Trust||95.24%||N/A||104.48%|
GeoPark pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. MV Oil Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.86 per share and has a dividend yield of 15.1%. GeoPark pays out 2.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
29.5% of GeoPark shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.4% of MV Oil Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
GeoPark beats MV Oil Trust on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
GeoPark Limited engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas reserves in Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, and Ecuador. As of December 31, 2017, the company had working and/or economic interests in 24 hydrocarbons blocks, as well as shallow-offshore concession in Brazil that includes the Manati Field. It had net proved reserves of 95.7 million barrels of oil equivalent. GeoPark Limited has a strategic partnership with ONGC Videsh to jointly acquire, invest in, and create value from upstream oil and gas projects across Latin America. The company was formerly known as GeoPark Holdings Limited and changed its name to GeoPark Limited in July 2013. GeoPark Limited was founded in 2002 and is based in Santiago, Chile.
About MV Oil Trust
MV Oil Trust acquires and holds net profits interests in the oil and natural gas properties of MV Partners, LLC. Its properties include approximately 900 producing oil and gas wells located in the Mid-Continent region in the states of Kansas and Colorado. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Houston, Texas.
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