Wildhorse Resource Development (WRD) & Brigham Minerals (MNRL) Financial Comparison

Wildhorse Resource Development (NYSE:WRD) and Brigham Minerals (NYSE:MNRL) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Wildhorse Resource Development and Brigham Minerals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wildhorse Resource Development -11.80% 14.16% 5.28%
Brigham Minerals N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Wildhorse Resource Development and Brigham Minerals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wildhorse Resource Development 0 2 5 0 2.71
Brigham Minerals 0 0 8 1 3.11

Wildhorse Resource Development presently has a consensus price target of $34.00, indicating a potential upside of ∞. Brigham Minerals has a consensus price target of $25.56, indicating a potential upside of 18.48%. Given Wildhorse Resource Development’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Wildhorse Resource Development is more favorable than Brigham Minerals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

99.7% of Wildhorse Resource Development shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of Wildhorse Resource Development shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Wildhorse Resource Development and Brigham Minerals’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Wildhorse Resource Development $427.19 million 0.00 $49.88 million $0.43 N/A
Brigham Minerals N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Wildhorse Resource Development has higher revenue and earnings than Brigham Minerals.

Summary

Wildhorse Resource Development beats Brigham Minerals on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Wildhorse Resource Development Company Profile

WildHorse Resource Development Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, focuses on the acquisition, exploitation, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquid resources. The company primarily holds interests in the Eagle Ford Shale in East Texas and the overpressured Cotton Valley formation in North Louisiana. As of December 31, 2017, it had a total leasehold position of approximately 387,091 net acres in the Eagle Ford Shale and 90,062 net acres in overpressured Cotton Valley formation, as well as 454.3 million barrels of oil equivalent of total proved reserves. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Brigham Minerals Company Profile

Brigham Minerals, Inc. owns and operates a portfolio of mineral and royalty interests in the continental United States. The company primarily holds mineral and royalty interests in the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico; the SCOOP/STACK plays in the Anadarko Basin of Oklahoma; the Denver-Julesburg Basin in Colorado; and Wyoming and the Williston Basin in North Dakota. As of December 31, 2018, it had mineral and royalty interests in approximately 48,100 net mineral acres; and owned mineral and royalty interests in 3,355 gross productive horizontal wells, which consisted of 3,064 oil wells and 291 natural gas wells. The company also had proved undeveloped reserves of 6,923 thousand barrels of oil; 30,062 million cubic feet of natural gas; and 3,220 million barrels of natural gas liquids for a total of 15,153 thousand barrels of oil equivalent. Brigham Minerals, Inc. was founded in 2012 and is based in Austin, Texas.

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