Critical Survey: Glori Energy (GLRI) and GeoPark (NYSE:GPRK)

GeoPark (NYSE:GPRK) and Glori Energy (OTCMKTS:GLRI) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares GeoPark and Glori Energy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GeoPark $601.20 million N/A $72.42 million N/A N/A
Glori Energy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

GeoPark has higher revenue and earnings than Glori Energy.

Risk & Volatility

GeoPark has a beta of 0.59, suggesting that its stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Glori Energy has a beta of 4.44, suggesting that its stock price is 344% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares GeoPark and Glori Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GeoPark 12.05% 51.21% 9.49%
Glori Energy N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for GeoPark and Glori Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GeoPark 0 0 1 0 3.00
Glori Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

GeoPark presently has a consensus target price of $25.00, indicating a potential upside of 59.54%. Given GeoPark’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe GeoPark is more favorable than Glori Energy.

Summary

GeoPark beats Glori Energy on 6 of the 7 factors compared between the two stocks.

About GeoPark

GeoPark Limited engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas reserves in Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Argentina, and Ecuador. As of December 31, 2017, the company had working and/or economic interests in 24 hydrocarbons blocks, as well as shallow-offshore concession in Brazil that includes the Manati Field. It had net proved reserves of 95.7 million barrels of oil equivalent. GeoPark Limited has a strategic partnership with ONGC Videsh to jointly acquire, invest in, and create value from upstream oil and gas projects across Latin America. The company was formerly known as GeoPark Holdings Limited and changed its name to GeoPark Limited in July 2013. GeoPark Limited was founded in 2002 and is based in Santiago, Chile.

About Glori Energy

Glori Energy Inc., an energy technology and oil production company, provides services to third party exploration and production companies in North America and Brazil. It operates through Oil and Gas, and AERO Services segments. The Oil and Gas segment produces and develops oil and natural gas interests. The AERO Services segment offers biotechnology solutions of enhanced oil recovery through a two-step process, including analysis phase, reservoir screening process that obtains field samples and evaluates potential of AERO system; and field deployment phase that deploys skid mounted injection equipment. Glori Energy Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. As of November 18, 2017, Glori Energy Inc. operates as a subsidiary of New Aero Technology LLC.

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