Chaparral Energy (CHAP) and VAALCO Energy (EGY) Financial Survey

Chaparral Energy (NYSE:CHAP) and VAALCO Energy (NYSE:EGY) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Chaparral Energy and VAALCO Energy, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chaparral Energy 0 0 1 0 3.00
VAALCO Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Chaparral Energy currently has a consensus target price of $23.00, suggesting a potential upside of 54.26%. Given Chaparral Energy’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Chaparral Energy is more favorable than VAALCO Energy.


This table compares Chaparral Energy and VAALCO Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chaparral Energy -58.62% -13.28% -8.91%
VAALCO Energy 14.09% 144.87% 23.50%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Chaparral Energy and VAALCO Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Chaparral Energy $293.61 million 2.36 $923.05 million N/A N/A
VAALCO Energy $77.03 million 1.58 $9.65 million N/A N/A

Chaparral Energy has higher revenue and earnings than VAALCO Energy.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

41.6% of VAALCO Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of VAALCO Energy shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Chaparral Energy Company Profile

Chaparral Energy, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and operation of onshore oil and natural gas properties primarily in Oklahoma, the United States. The company sells crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids primarily to refineries and gas processing plant. As of March 29, 2018, it had estimated potential reserves of one billion barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

VAALCO Energy Company Profile

VAALCO Energy, Inc., an independent energy company, acquires, explores for, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas. The company holds Etame production sharing contract related to the Etame Marin block located offshore the Republic of Gabon in West Africa. It also owns interests in an undeveloped block offshore Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. VAALCO Energy, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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