Critical Survey: NXT Energy Solutions (NSFDF) versus TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR (TUWOY)

NXT Energy Solutions (OTCMKTS:NSFDF) and TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR (OTCMKTS:TUWOY) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

NXT Energy Solutions has a beta of 1.16, suggesting that its stock price is 16% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR has a beta of 1.35, suggesting that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for NXT Energy Solutions and TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NXT Energy Solutions 0 0 0 0 N/A
TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR 0 1 2 0 2.67

Profitability

This table compares NXT Energy Solutions and TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NXT Energy Solutions N/A -28.28% -26.02%
TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR pays an annual dividend of $0.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. NXT Energy Solutions does not pay a dividend. TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR pays out 50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares NXT Energy Solutions and TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
NXT Energy Solutions $850,000.00 22.59 -$5.38 million N/A N/A
TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR $1.86 billion 1.00 $84.80 million $0.04 33.50

TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than NXT Energy Solutions.

Summary

TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR beats NXT Energy Solutions on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

NXT Energy Solutions Company Profile

NXT Energy Solutions Inc. provides airborne and gravity based geophysical survey services for the oil and gas exploration and production companies through its proprietary stress field detection (SFD) survey system worldwide. Its SFD remote-sensing survey system offers information on areas conducive to fluid entrapment in the sedimentary column. The company was formerly known as Energy Exploration Technologies Inc. and changed its name to NXT Energy Solutions Inc. in September 2008. NXT Energy Solutions Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

TULLOW OIL PLC/ADR Company Profile

Tullow Oil plc engages in the oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities primarily in Africa and South America. Its portfolio comprises 87 licenses covering 267,649 square kilometers in 17 countries. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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