Torchlight Energy Resources (NASDAQ:TRCH) & HighPoint Resources (NASDAQ:HPR) Head to Head Survey

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HighPoint Resources (NYSE:HPR) and Torchlight Energy Resources (NASDAQ:TRCH) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares HighPoint Resources and Torchlight Energy Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HighPoint Resources 29.34% -2.78% -1.42%
Torchlight Energy Resources -528.13% -28.59% -12.98%

Volatility & Risk

HighPoint Resources has a beta of 3.34, indicating that its share price is 234% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Torchlight Energy Resources has a beta of 2.07, indicating that its share price is 107% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.1% of HighPoint Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 8.5% of Torchlight Energy Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of HighPoint Resources shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 27.2% of Torchlight Energy Resources shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares HighPoint Resources and Torchlight Energy Resources’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HighPoint Resources $453.00 million 0.52 $121.22 million ($0.03) -36.67
Torchlight Energy Resources $1.28 million 41.77 -$5.81 million N/A N/A

HighPoint Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Torchlight Energy Resources.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for HighPoint Resources and Torchlight Energy Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HighPoint Resources 1 2 2 0 2.20
Torchlight Energy Resources 0 0 2 0 3.00

HighPoint Resources presently has a consensus target price of $4.17, suggesting a potential upside of 278.79%. Torchlight Energy Resources has a consensus target price of $2.85, suggesting a potential upside of 295.83%. Given Torchlight Energy Resources’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Torchlight Energy Resources is more favorable than HighPoint Resources.

Summary

HighPoint Resources beats Torchlight Energy Resources on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

HighPoint Resources Company Profile

HighPoint Resources Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. It primarily holds interests in the Denver Julesburg Basin in Colorado's eastern plains and parts of southeastern Wyoming. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Torchlight Energy Resources Company Profile

Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, and/or development of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2018, it had interests in four oil and gas projects, including the Orogrande project in Hudspeth County, Texas; Hazel project in Sterling, Tom Green, and Irion Counties, Texas; Winkler project in Winkler County, Texas; and Hunton wells in partnership with Husky Ventures in central Oklahoma. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

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