AGEAS/S (OTCMKTS:AGESY) and Bonterra Energy (OTCMKTS:BNEFF) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and valuation.
This table compares AGEAS/S and Bonterra Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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AGEAS/S pays an annual dividend of $1.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Bonterra Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. AGEAS/S pays out 35.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Risk and Volatility
AGEAS/S has a beta of 0.78, meaning that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bonterra Energy has a beta of 0.53, meaning that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for AGEAS/S and Bonterra Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.
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Institutional & Insider Ownership
0.2% of Bonterra Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares AGEAS/S and Bonterra Energy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|AGEAS/S||$13.97 billion||0.76||$955.55 million||$4.85||10.50|
|Bonterra Energy||$155.22 million||1.14||$5.53 million||N/A||N/A|
AGEAS/S has higher revenue and earnings than Bonterra Energy.
AGEAS/S beats Bonterra Energy on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
ageas SA/NV, together with its subsidiaries, engages in insurance business in Europe and Asia. It operates through Belgium, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Asia, and Reinsurance segments. The company primarily offers property, casualty, and life insurance products, as well as pension products; and reinsurance products. Its life insurance products include risks related to the life and death of individuals; and non-life insurance products comprise accident and health, motor, fire, and other insurance products, as well as other damages to property covering the risk of property losses or claims liabilities. The company serves private individuals, as well as small, medium-sized, and large companies through independent brokers and the bank channels. ageas SA/NV was founded in 1824 and is based in Brussels, Belgium.
About Bonterra Energy
Bonterra Energy Corp., an upstream oil and gas company, engages in the production and sale of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. It primarily focuses on the development of its Cardium zone within the Pembina and Willesden Green areas located in west central Alberta. The company also holds interests in the Shaunavon area located in southwest Saskatchewan, and the Prespatou area located in northeast British Columbia. Bonterra Energy Corp. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
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