Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ: CRZO) and NOSTRUM OIL & G (OTCMKTS:NSTRY) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Carrizo Oil & Gas and NOSTRUM OIL & G’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Carrizo Oil & Gas||9.10%||48.53%||6.21%|
|NOSTRUM OIL & G||-5.98%||-3.51%||-1.11%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Carrizo Oil & Gas and NOSTRUM OIL & G, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Carrizo Oil & Gas||0||11||10||0||2.48|
|NOSTRUM OIL & G||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Carrizo Oil & Gas presently has a consensus price target of $27.53, suggesting a potential upside of 13.95%. Given Carrizo Oil & Gas’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Carrizo Oil & Gas is more favorable than NOSTRUM OIL & G.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Carrizo Oil & Gas and NOSTRUM OIL & G’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Carrizo Oil & Gas||$745.89 million||2.66||$87.11 million||$1.43||16.90|
|NOSTRUM OIL & G||$405.53 million||1.71||-$23.88 million||($0.52)||-28.37|
Carrizo Oil & Gas has higher revenue and earnings than NOSTRUM OIL & G. NOSTRUM OIL & G is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Carrizo Oil & Gas, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility
Carrizo Oil & Gas has a beta of 2.08, meaning that its stock price is 108% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NOSTRUM OIL & G has a beta of 0.83, meaning that its stock price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Carrizo Oil & Gas beats NOSTRUM OIL & G on 11 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Carrizo Oil & Gas Company Profile
Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and gas from resource plays primarily in the United States. The company holds interests in oil and gas plays, including Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas; and the Delaware Basin in West Texas. As of December 31, 2017, it had proved oil and gas reserves of 261.7 million barrels of oil equivalent; and operated 563.7 net productive oil and gas wells. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Houston, Texas.
NOSTRUM OIL & G Company Profile
Nostrum Oil and Gas PLC, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas in the pre-Caspian Basin. The company discovers and develops oil and gas reserves, as well as produces and sells crude oil, stabilized condensate, liquefied petroleum gas, and dry gas. Its principal producing asset is the Chinarevskoye field located in north-west Kazakhstan. As of March 28, 2017, the company had a proved and probable reserve of 466mmboe. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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