Contrasting Lonestar Resources US (NASDAQ:LONE) & Crescent Point Energy (NASDAQ:CPG)

Lonestar Resources US (NASDAQ:LONE) and Crescent Point Energy (NYSE:CPG) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Lonestar Resources US and Crescent Point Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lonestar Resources US 0 0 5 0 3.00
Crescent Point Energy 0 2 4 0 2.67

Lonestar Resources US presently has a consensus price target of $10.00, indicating a potential upside of 316.67%. Crescent Point Energy has a consensus price target of $4.53, indicating a potential upside of 34.82%. Given Lonestar Resources US’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Lonestar Resources US is more favorable than Crescent Point Energy.

Profitability

This table compares Lonestar Resources US and Crescent Point Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lonestar Resources US -9.68% 1.78% 0.45%
Crescent Point Energy -67.99% 4.22% 2.27%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

57.9% of Lonestar Resources US shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 32.4% of Crescent Point Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Lonestar Resources US shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Crescent Point Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Lonestar Resources US does not pay a dividend. Crescent Point Energy pays out 9.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Lonestar Resources US and Crescent Point Energy’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lonestar Resources US $201.17 million 0.30 $19.35 million ($0.07) -34.29
Crescent Point Energy $3.00 billion 0.61 -$2.02 billion $0.33 10.18

Lonestar Resources US has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Crescent Point Energy. Lonestar Resources US is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Crescent Point Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk & Volatility

Lonestar Resources US has a beta of 2.03, suggesting that its stock price is 103% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crescent Point Energy has a beta of 1.08, suggesting that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Lonestar Resources US beats Crescent Point Energy on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Lonestar Resources US Company Profile

Lonestar Resources US Inc., an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, development, and production of unconventional oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas properties in the United States. The company primarily focuses on Eagle Ford Shale properties that cover an area of 57,491 net acres in Texas counties. Lonestar Resources US Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

Crescent Point Energy Company Profile

Crescent Point Energy Corp. explores, develops, and produces light and medium crude oil and natural gas reserves in Western Canada and the United States. The company's crude oil and natural gas properties, and related assets are located in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba; and the states of North Dakota, Montana, and Utah. Crescent Point Energy Corp. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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