Financial Contrast: YPF (NYSE:YPF) vs. Kimbell Royalty Partners (KRP)

YPF (NYSE: YPF) and Kimbell Royalty Partners (NYSE:KRP) are both energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for YPF and Kimbell Royalty Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
YPF 0 0 4 0 3.00
Kimbell Royalty Partners 0 0 5 1 3.17

YPF currently has a consensus price target of $28.00, suggesting a potential upside of 10.76%. Kimbell Royalty Partners has a consensus price target of $21.33, suggesting a potential upside of 22.04%. Given Kimbell Royalty Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Kimbell Royalty Partners is more favorable than YPF.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares YPF and Kimbell Royalty Partners’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
YPF $14.27 billion 0.70 -$1.91 billion $0.27 93.63
Kimbell Royalty Partners N/A N/A -$80,000.00 N/A N/A

Kimbell Royalty Partners has lower revenue, but higher earnings than YPF.

Profitability

This table compares YPF and Kimbell Royalty Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
YPF 0.89% 1.71% 0.49%
Kimbell Royalty Partners N/A 3.00% 2.82%

Dividends

YPF pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Kimbell Royalty Partners pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.1%. YPF pays out 37.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

28.8% of YPF shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.8% of Kimbell Royalty Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Kimbell Royalty Partners beats YPF on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

YPF Company Profile

YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) is an energy company. The Company is operating a fully integrated oil and gas chain. The Company operates through the segments, including Exploration and Production, Downstream, and Corporate and Other. The Company’s Exploration and Production segment includes exploration and production activities, natural gas and crude oil purchases, sales of natural gas, and to a lesser extent crude oil, to third parties and intersegment sales of crude oil, natural gas and its byproducts. The Company’s Downstream segment is engaged in the refining, transport, purchase of crude oil and natural gas from third parties and intersegment sales, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, refined products, petrochemicals, electric power generation and natural gas distribution. The Company’s Corporate and Other segment carries out other activities.

Kimbell Royalty Partners Company Profile

Kimbell Royalty Partners, LP owns and acquires mineral and royalty interests in oil and natural gas properties throughout the United States. As of December 31, 2015, the Company owned mineral and royalty interests in approximately 3.7 million gross acres and overriding royalty interests in approximately 0.9 million gross acres, with approximately 44% of its acres located in the Permian Basin. As of December 31, 2015, the Company’s mineral and royalty interests were located in 20 states and in every onshore basin across the continental United States, and included ownership in over 48,000 gross producing wells, including over 29,000 wells in the Permian Basin. The Company’s properties include Permian Basin, Mid-Continent, Terryville/Cotton Valley/Haynesville, Eagle Ford, Barnett Shale/Fort Worth Basin, Bakken/Williston Basin, San Juan Basin, Onshore California, DJ Basin/Rockies/Niobrara, Illinois Basin and others.

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