Torchlight Energy Resources (NASDAQ:TRCH) vs. PostRock Energy (NASDAQ:PSTRQ) Head to Head Review

Torchlight Energy Resources (NASDAQ:TRCH) and PostRock Energy (OTCMKTS:PSTRQ) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Torchlight Energy Resources and PostRock Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Torchlight Energy Resources -508.63% -30.21% -15.11%
PostRock Energy N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Torchlight Energy Resources and PostRock Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Torchlight Energy Resources $1.28 million 86.82 -$5.81 million N/A N/A
PostRock Energy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

PostRock Energy has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Torchlight Energy Resources.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

7.7% of Torchlight Energy Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 29.3% of Torchlight Energy Resources shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 79.2% of PostRock Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Torchlight Energy Resources and PostRock Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Torchlight Energy Resources 0 0 2 0 3.00
PostRock Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Torchlight Energy Resources currently has a consensus price target of $2.85, suggesting a potential upside of 83.87%. Given Torchlight Energy Resources’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Torchlight Energy Resources is more favorable than PostRock Energy.

Risk & Volatility

Torchlight Energy Resources has a beta of 1.92, meaning that its share price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PostRock Energy has a beta of -11.65, meaning that its share price is 1,265% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Torchlight Energy Resources beats PostRock Energy on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Torchlight Energy Resources Company Profile

Torchlight Energy Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, and/or development of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2018, it had interests in four oil and gas projects, including the Orogrande project in Hudspeth County, Texas; Hazel project in Sterling, Tom Green, and Irion Counties, Texas; Winkler project in Winkler County, Texas; and Hunton wells in partnership with Husky Ventures in central Oklahoma. The company was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

PostRock Energy Company Profile

PostRock Energy Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and gathering of crude oil and natural gas. It primarily focuses on the production of conventional oil and coal bed methane gas from its properties located in the Cherokee basin, a region in southeastern Kansas, northeastern Oklahoma, and central Oklahoma. The company also has minor oil and gas producing properties in the Appalachian basin. Its estimated proved reserves include 119.1 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 4.1 million barrels of oil. As of March 27, 2015, the company owned and operated approximately 3,000 wells and maintained approximately 2,200 miles of gas gathering lines primarily in the Cherokee Basin. PostRock Energy Corporation was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. On December 21, 2018, the voluntary petition of PostRock Energy Corporation for reorganization under Chapter 11 was converted to Chapter 7. It had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on April 1, 2016.

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