Reviewing Matador Resources (MTDR) and DELEK GRP LTD/ADR (DGRLY)

DELEK GRP LTD/ADR (OTCMKTS:DGRLY) and Matador Resources (NYSE:MTDR) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares DELEK GRP LTD/ADR and Matador Resources’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
DELEK GRP LTD/ADR $1.90 billion 1.04 $338.04 million N/A N/A
Matador Resources $544.28 million 4.13 $125.86 million $0.72 26.86

DELEK GRP LTD/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Matador Resources.

Profitability

This table compares DELEK GRP LTD/ADR and Matador Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
DELEK GRP LTD/ADR 16.30% 4.21% 0.33%
Matador Resources 22.69% 11.17% 6.64%

Risk & Volatility

DELEK GRP LTD/ADR has a beta of 1.46, suggesting that its share price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Matador Resources has a beta of 1.79, suggesting that its share price is 79% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

DELEK GRP LTD/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.95 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. Matador Resources does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for DELEK GRP LTD/ADR and Matador Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
DELEK GRP LTD/ADR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Matador Resources 0 8 10 0 2.56

Matador Resources has a consensus target price of $35.75, suggesting a potential upside of 84.85%. Given Matador Resources’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Matador Resources is more favorable than DELEK GRP LTD/ADR.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

87.5% of Matador Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.1% of Matador Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Matador Resources beats DELEK GRP LTD/ADR on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

DELEK GRP LTD/ADR Company Profile

Delek Group Ltd., an energy company, explores for and produces natural gas in Israel and internationally. It holds interests in Tamar, Leviathan, and Aphrodite projects in the Mediterranean. The company also operates gas stations with on-site convenience stores; and provides fuel storage and distribution services in Israel. In addition, it imports, markets, and sells Mazda, Ford, and BMW vehicles, as well as accessories and spare parts in Israel. Further, the company provides fuel products and other services, such as white products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, LPG, kerosene, and jet fuel; black products comprising fuel oil and bitumen; and industrial products, such as engine oils, lubricants, greases, fuel oil, and fuel products to institutional and business customers, and other entities. Additionally, it offers services, such as restaurants, cafes, car wash services, etc.; ship services and retail products; and markets crystalline fructose for the food and beverage industry, as well as citric acid and citric acid salts primarily for the food, pharmaceuticals, and detergent industries. The company also engages in the design, construction, supervision, operation, and sale of water desalination facilities; design and supply of industrial evaporators, and industrial and municipal wastewater treatment systems, brine treatment, mine cooling systems, thermal energy storage systems, and snowmaking machines; and construction and operation of power plants. In addition, it engages in the construction and operation of EPC and turnkey desalination plants; and initiation, construction, and operation of sea water desalination facilities and projects using the build, operate, transfer method. Delek Group Ltd. was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel.

Matador Resources Company Profile

Matador Resources Company, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, production, and acquisition of oil and natural gas resources in the United States. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production, and Midstream. The company primarily holds interests in the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring plays in the Delaware Basin in Southeast New Mexico and West Texas. It also operates the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas; and the Haynesville shale and Cotton Valley plays in Northwest Louisiana and East Texas. In addition, the company conducts midstream operations in support of its exploration, development, and production operations; provides natural gas processing and oil transportation services; and offers oil, natural gas, and salt water gathering, as well as salt water disposal services to third parties. As of December 31, 2017, its estimated total proved oil and natural gas reserves were 152.8 million barrels of oil equivalent, including 86.7 million stock tank barrels of oil and 396.2 billion cubic feet of natural gas. The company was formerly known as Matador Holdco, Inc. and changed its name to Matador Resources Company in August 2011. Matador Resources Company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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