Analyzing Memorial Production Partners (MEMP) & Extraction Oil & Gas (NYSE:XOG)

Extraction Oil & Gas (NYSE: XOG) and Memorial Production Partners (NASDAQ:MEMP) are both energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Extraction Oil & Gas and Memorial Production Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Extraction Oil & Gas 0 3 10 0 2.77
Memorial Production Partners 3 1 0 0 1.25

Extraction Oil & Gas currently has a consensus price target of $20.75, indicating a potential upside of 33.10%. Memorial Production Partners has a consensus price target of $1.00, indicating a potential upside of 700.00%. Given Memorial Production Partners’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Memorial Production Partners is more favorable than Extraction Oil & Gas.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Extraction Oil & Gas and Memorial Production Partners’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Extraction Oil & Gas N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Memorial Production Partners N/A N/A N/A ($1.75) -0.07

Profitability

This table compares Extraction Oil & Gas and Memorial Production Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Extraction Oil & Gas 6.05% 0.78% 1.05%
Memorial Production Partners -395.31% -496.55% -58.07%

Dividends

Memorial Production Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 48.0%. Extraction Oil & Gas does not pay a dividend. Memorial Production Partners pays out -3.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

5.5% of Memorial Production Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Memorial Production Partners shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Extraction Oil & Gas Company Profile

Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc., formerly Extraction Oil & Gas, LLC, is an energy company. It is focused on the acquisition, development and production of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) reserves in the Rocky Mountains, primarily in the Wattenberg Field of the Denver-Julesburg Basin (the DJ Basin) of Colorado. It focuses on the development of the Codell and Niobrara formations. It offers its exploration and production processes in various steps, such as seismic, site preparation, drilling the well, completing the well, monitoring the well and reclaiming the site. The Company utilizes sound walls to mute or redirect noise caused by its operations. The Company uses an electric rig to manage its drilling operations. It uses vapor recovery units to capture emissions from storage facilities. It uses lease automatic custody transfer (LACT) units to collect oil from tanks in a closed-loop system that manages air emissions associated with the oil gathering and transportation process.

Memorial Production Partners Company Profile

Memorial Production Partners LP (the Partnership) owns, acquires and exploits oil and natural gas properties in North America. The Partnership is owned by its limited partners and general partner. Its general partner is responsible for managing all of the Partnership’s operations and activities. The Partnership operates in the acquisition, exploitation, development and production of oil and natural gas properties segment. Its business activities are conducted through Memorial Production Operating LLC (OLLC) and its wholly owned subsidiaries. Its assets consist primarily of producing oil and natural gas properties, and are located in East Texas/Louisiana, Rockies, Offshore Southern California, Permian Basin and South Texas. Most of its oil and natural gas properties are located in oil and natural gas reservoirs with geologic characteristics and production profiles and capital requirements.

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