Bellatrix Exploration (NYSE:BXE) and Crescent Point Energy (NYSE:CPG) 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, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and earnings.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Bellatrix Exploration and Crescent Point Energy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Bellatrix Exploration||$192.30 million||0.31||-$70.47 million||($1.37)||-0.64|
|Crescent Point Energy||$2.55 billion||1.11||-$95.65 million||$0.14||36.71|
Crescent Point Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. Bellatrix Exploration does not pay a dividend. Crescent Point Energy pays out 200.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Bellatrix Exploration and Crescent Point Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Crescent Point Energy||0||3||2||0||2.40|
Bellatrix Exploration presently has a consensus price target of $2.88, suggesting a potential upside of 227.32%. Crescent Point Energy has a consensus price target of $16.25, suggesting a potential upside of 216.15%. Given Bellatrix Exploration’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Bellatrix Exploration is more favorable than Crescent Point Energy.
Volatility and Risk
Bellatrix Exploration has a beta of 0.79, suggesting that its stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crescent Point Energy has a beta of 1.28, suggesting that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Bellatrix Exploration and Crescent Point Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Crescent Point Energy||-7.36%||2.36%||1.32%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
20.7% of Bellatrix Exploration shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.0% of Crescent Point Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Crescent Point Energy beats Bellatrix Exploration on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Bellatrix Exploration
Bellatrix Exploration Ltd., an oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas reserves in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan in Canada. It primarily focuses on developing its two core resource plays, the Cardium and the Spirit River in Western Canada. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
About Crescent Point Energy
Crescent Point Energy Corp. acquires, explores, develops, and produces light and medium oil and natural gas properties in Western Canada and the United States. The company's crude oil and natural gas properties, and related assets are located in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba; and the states of North Dakota, Montana, and Utah. Crescent Point Energy Corp. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada..
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