EV Energy Partners (NASDAQ: EVEP) and HighPoint Resources (NYSE:HPR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
8.9% of EV Energy Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.1% of HighPoint Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 10.2% of EV Energy Partners shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.7% of HighPoint Resources shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares EV Energy Partners and HighPoint Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|EV Energy Partners||-59.46%||-13.03%||-5.88%|
Risk and Volatility
EV Energy Partners has a beta of 2.86, suggesting that its stock price is 186% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HighPoint Resources has a beta of 3.32, suggesting that its stock price is 232% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares EV Energy Partners and HighPoint Resources’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|EV Energy Partners||$225.69 million||0.03||-$134.20 million||N/A||N/A|
|HighPoint Resources||$252.84 million||4.25||-$138.22 million||($0.38)||-13.34|
EV Energy Partners has higher earnings, but lower revenue than HighPoint Resources.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for EV Energy Partners and HighPoint Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|EV Energy Partners||0||0||0||0||N/A|
HighPoint Resources has a consensus target price of $9.33, indicating a potential upside of 84.09%. Given HighPoint Resources’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe HighPoint Resources is more favorable than EV Energy Partners.
HighPoint Resources beats EV Energy Partners on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
EV Energy Partners Company Profile
EV Energy Partners, L.P. engages in the acquisition, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. Its properties are located in the Barnett Shale; the San Juan Basin; the Appalachian Basin; Michigan; Central Texas; the Monroe Field in Northern Louisiana; the Mid?Continent areas in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, and Louisiana; and the Permian Basin. As of December 31, 2016, the company had estimated net proved reserves of 12.6 million barrels of oil; 575.3 billion cubic feet of natural gas; and 33.4 million barrels of natural gas liquids. EV Energy GP, L.P. serves as the general partner of EV Energy Partners, L.P. EV Energy Partners, L.P. was founded in 2006 and is based in Houston, Texas. On April 2, 2018, EV Energy Partners, L.P., along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.
HighPoint Resources Company Profile
HighPoint Resources Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas resources in the United States. It primarily holds interests in the Northeast Wattenberg and Hereford fields of the Denver Julesburg basin located in the eastern plains of Colorado and parts of southeastern Wyoming. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
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