Comparing Eclipse Resources (ECR) & Sundance Energy Australia (SDCJF)

Eclipse Resources (NYSE:ECR) and Sundance Energy Australia (OTCMKTS:SDCJF) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Risk and Volatility

Eclipse Resources has a beta of 2.05, suggesting that its share price is 105% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sundance Energy Australia has a beta of 4.62, suggesting that its share price is 362% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Eclipse Resources and Sundance Energy Australia, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eclipse Resources 1 2 2 0 2.20
Sundance Energy Australia 0 0 0 0 N/A

Eclipse Resources currently has a consensus target price of $1.85, suggesting a potential downside of 87.75%. Given Eclipse Resources’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Eclipse Resources is more favorable than Sundance Energy Australia.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

79.3% of Eclipse Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Eclipse Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Eclipse Resources and Sundance Energy Australia’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Eclipse Resources $383.66 million 11.91 $8.52 million N/A N/A
Sundance Energy Australia $104.40 million N/A -$22.43 million N/A N/A

Eclipse Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Sundance Energy Australia.

Profitability

This table compares Eclipse Resources and Sundance Energy Australia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eclipse Resources -6.87% 3.24% 1.50%
Sundance Energy Australia N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Eclipse Resources beats Sundance Energy Australia on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Eclipse Resources Company Profile

Eclipse Resources Corporation, an independent exploration and production company, acquires and develops oil and natural gas properties in the Appalachian Basin. The company holds interests in the Utica Shale and Marcellus Shale areas. As of December 31, 2017, it had an acreage position approximately covering an area of 203,000 net acres in Eastern Ohio. The company's estimated proved reserves were 1,458.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. Eclipse Resources Corporation was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania.

Sundance Energy Australia Company Profile

Sundance Energy Australia Limited engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas in the United States. The company's exploration and development activities are focused on the Eagle Ford project in the South-Texas-Gulf Coast Basin. Sundance Energy Australia Limited was incorporated in 2004 and is based in Wayville, Australia.

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