Alta Mesa Resources (NASDAQ:AMR) and THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH (NASDAQ:TBRG) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Alta Mesa Resources and THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Alta Mesa Resources||N/A||N/A||$1.89 million||N/A||N/A|
|THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH||N/A||N/A||$1.52 million||($0.14)||-73.86|
This table compares Alta Mesa Resources and THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Alta Mesa Resources||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH||N/A||0.81%||0.78%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
49.1% of Alta Mesa Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 80.4% of THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.2% of Alta Mesa Resources shares are owned by company insiders. 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.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Alta Mesa Resources and THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Alta Mesa Resources||1||2||1||0||2.00|
|THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH||0||0||2||0||3.00|
Alta Mesa Resources presently has a consensus price target of $8.30, suggesting a potential upside of 5,433.33%. THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH has a consensus price target of $15.00, suggesting a potential upside of 45.07%. Given Alta Mesa Resources’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Alta Mesa Resources is more favorable than THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH.
THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH beats Alta Mesa Resources on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Alta Mesa Resources
Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. focuses on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and natural gas reserves in the Anadarko Basin. It also offers midstream energy services, including crude oil and gas gathering, processing, and marketing to producers of natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, and condensate in the STACK Play region of Oklahoma. The company was formerly known as Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II and changed its name to Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. in February 2018. Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Houston, Texas.
About THUNDER BRDG AC/SH SH
Thunder Bridge Acquisition, Ltd. intends to acquire assets and businesses through a merger, share exchange, share purchase, reorganization, or business combination. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in Great Falls, Virginia.
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