SandRidge Mississippian Trust II (NYSE:SDR) and Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) Head-To-Head Survey

Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) and SandRidge Mississippian Trust II (NYSE:SDR) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Anadarko Petroleum has a beta of 1.63, suggesting that its stock price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SandRidge Mississippian Trust II has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Anadarko Petroleum and SandRidge Mississippian Trust II, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Anadarko Petroleum 1 22 4 0 2.11
SandRidge Mississippian Trust II 0 0 0 0 N/A

Anadarko Petroleum currently has a consensus price target of $70.31, indicating a potential downside of 3.76%. Given Anadarko Petroleum’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Anadarko Petroleum is more favorable than SandRidge Mississippian Trust II.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.1% of Anadarko Petroleum shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.9% of SandRidge Mississippian Trust II shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Anadarko Petroleum shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Anadarko Petroleum pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. SandRidge Mississippian Trust II pays an annual dividend of $0.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 21.5%. Anadarko Petroleum pays out 53.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Anadarko Petroleum and SandRidge Mississippian Trust II’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Anadarko Petroleum $13.38 billion 2.74 $615.00 million $2.26 32.33
SandRidge Mississippian Trust II $14.64 million 2.21 $10.32 million N/A N/A

Anadarko Petroleum has higher revenue and earnings than SandRidge Mississippian Trust II.

Profitability

This table compares Anadarko Petroleum and SandRidge Mississippian Trust II’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Anadarko Petroleum 3.53% 10.24% 2.75%
SandRidge Mississippian Trust II 69.08% 22.30% 22.30%

Summary

Anadarko Petroleum beats SandRidge Mississippian Trust II on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Anadarko Petroleum

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of oil and gas properties. It operates through three segments: Exploration and Production, WES Midstream, and Other Midstream. The company explores for and produces oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). It is also involved in gathering, processing, treating, and transporting oil, natural-gas, and NGLs production, as well as the gathering and disposal of produced water. The company's oil and natural gas properties are located in the United States onshore and deepwater Gulf of Mexico; and Algeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Colombia, Peru, and other countries. As of December 31, 2018, it had approximately 1.5 billion barrels of oil equivalent of proved reserves. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

About SandRidge Mississippian Trust II

SandRidge Mississippian Trust II holds royalty interests in oil and natural gas properties. The company's properties are located in the Mississippian formation in Alfalfa, Grant, Kay, Noble, and Woods counties in northern Oklahoma and Barber; and Comanche, Harper, and Sumner counties in southern Kansas. As of December 31, 2018, its properties consisted of royalty interests in the initial wells and 173 additional wells. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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