Head-To-Head Contrast: Crescent Point Energy (NYSE:CPG) and Lonestar Resources US (NYSE:LONE)

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Crescent Point Energy (NYSE:CPG) and Lonestar Resources US (NASDAQ:LONE) are both small-cap 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.

Dividends

Crescent Point Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Lonestar Resources US does not pay a dividend. Crescent Point Energy pays out 9.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

32.4% of Crescent Point Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.9% of Lonestar Resources US shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Lonestar Resources US 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.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Crescent Point Energy and Lonestar Resources US’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Crescent Point Energy $3.00 billion 0.61 -$2.02 billion $0.33 10.18
Lonestar Resources US $201.17 million 0.30 $19.35 million ($0.07) -34.29

Lonestar Resources US has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Crescent Point Energy. Lonestar Resources US is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Crescent Point Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Crescent Point Energy and Lonestar Resources US, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Crescent Point Energy 0 2 4 0 2.67
Lonestar Resources US 0 0 5 0 3.00

Crescent Point Energy presently has a consensus price target of $4.53, indicating a potential upside of 34.82%. Lonestar Resources US has a consensus price target of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 316.67%. Given Lonestar Resources US’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Lonestar Resources US is more favorable than Crescent Point Energy.

Profitability

This table compares Crescent Point Energy and Lonestar Resources US’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Crescent Point Energy -67.99% 4.22% 2.27%
Lonestar Resources US -9.68% 1.78% 0.45%

Risk & Volatility

Crescent Point Energy has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lonestar Resources US has a beta of 2.03, indicating that its share price is 103% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Lonestar Resources US beats Crescent Point Energy on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Crescent Point Energy Company Profile

Crescent Point Energy Corp. explores, develops, and produces light and medium crude oil and natural gas reserves 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, and Utah. Crescent Point Energy Corp. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Lonestar Resources US Company Profile

Lonestar Resources US Inc., an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, development, and production of unconventional oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas properties in the United States. The company primarily focuses on Eagle Ford Shale properties that cover an area of 57,491 net acres in Texas counties. Lonestar Resources US Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

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