Critical Analysis: Energy XXI Gulf Coast (EGC) vs. Carrizo Oil & Gas (CRZO)

Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO) and Energy XXI Gulf Coast (NASDAQ:EGC) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Carrizo Oil & Gas and Energy XXI Gulf Coast, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carrizo Oil & Gas 1 7 12 0 2.55
Energy XXI Gulf Coast 0 0 0 0 N/A

Carrizo Oil & Gas currently has a consensus target price of $24.03, indicating a potential upside of 101.76%. Given Carrizo Oil & Gas’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Carrizo Oil & Gas is more favorable than Energy XXI Gulf Coast.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Carrizo Oil & Gas and Energy XXI Gulf Coast’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Carrizo Oil & Gas $1.07 billion 1.03 $404.43 million $2.78 4.28
Energy XXI Gulf Coast N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Carrizo Oil & Gas has higher revenue and earnings than Energy XXI Gulf Coast.

Profitability

This table compares Carrizo Oil & Gas and Energy XXI Gulf Coast’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carrizo Oil & Gas 49.20% 32.14% 8.46%
Energy XXI Gulf Coast N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

74.7% of Energy XXI Gulf Coast shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of Carrizo Oil & Gas shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Energy XXI Gulf Coast shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Carrizo Oil & Gas beats Energy XXI Gulf Coast on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Carrizo Oil & Gas

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc., an energy company, explores for, develops, and produces crude oil, natural gas liquids, and gas from resource plays primarily in the United States. The company holds interests in oil and gas plays, including the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas; and the Permian Basin in West Texas. As of December 31, 2018, it had proved oil and gas reserves of 329.4 million barrels of oil equivalent. Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Houston, Texas.

About Energy XXI Gulf Coast

Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc., an exploration and production company, engages in the acquisition, development, exploitation, and operation of oil and natural gas properties in the United States Gulf Coast region. It primarily operates properties offshore on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf, as well as onshore in Louisiana and Texas. As of December 31, 2017, the company had total proved reserves of 88.2 million barrel of oil equivalent; and operated or had an interest in 577 gross producing wells on 421,974 net developed acres, including interests in 55 producing fields. Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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