Financial Survey: Bellatrix Exploration (BXEFF) and PermRock Royalty Trust (NYSE:PRT)

PermRock Royalty Trust (NYSE:PRT) and Bellatrix Exploration (OTCMKTS:BXEFF) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

PermRock Royalty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.7%. Bellatrix Exploration does not pay a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PermRock Royalty Trust and Bellatrix Exploration’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PermRock Royalty Trust N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bellatrix Exploration $176.47 million 0.10 -$112.90 million ($1.89) -0.11

PermRock Royalty Trust has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Bellatrix Exploration.

Profitability

This table compares PermRock Royalty Trust and Bellatrix Exploration’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PermRock Royalty Trust N/A N/A N/A
Bellatrix Exploration -64.23% -19.75% -11.17%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

55.8% of PermRock Royalty Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 10.8% of Bellatrix Exploration shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for PermRock Royalty Trust and Bellatrix Exploration, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PermRock Royalty Trust 0 1 3 0 2.75
Bellatrix Exploration 0 0 0 0 N/A

PermRock Royalty Trust currently has a consensus target price of $16.75, suggesting a potential upside of 90.77%. Given PermRock Royalty Trust’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe PermRock Royalty Trust is more favorable than Bellatrix Exploration.

Summary

PermRock Royalty Trust beats Bellatrix Exploration on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

PermRock Royalty Trust Company Profile

PermRock Royalty Trust owns 80% net profits interest in the oil and natural gas production properties acquired by Boaz Energy II, LLC in the Permian Basin, Texas. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.

Bellatrix Exploration Company Profile

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd., an oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas reserves in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan in Canada. It primarily focuses on developing its two core resource plays, the Cardium and the Spirit River in Western Canada. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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