FCCC (OTCMKTS:FCIC) and Alta Mesa Resources (NASDAQ:AMR) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares FCCC and Alta Mesa Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Alta Mesa Resources||N/A||N/A||$1.89 million||N/A||N/A|
Volatility and Risk
FCCC has a beta of 2.41, suggesting that its share price is 141% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alta Mesa Resources has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for FCCC and Alta Mesa Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Alta Mesa Resources||0||1||3||0||2.75|
Alta Mesa Resources has a consensus target price of $9.24, suggesting a potential upside of 198.95%. Given Alta Mesa Resources’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Alta Mesa Resources is more favorable than FCCC.
This table compares FCCC and Alta Mesa Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Alta Mesa Resources||N/A||-5.29%||-3.42%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
53.5% of Alta Mesa Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 29.2% of FCCC shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Alta Mesa Resources shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Alta Mesa Resources beats FCCC on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
FCCC Company Profile
FCCC, Inc. does not have significant operations. The company is seeking for a merger, acquisition, reverse merger, or business combination with an operating business or other appropriate financial transaction. Previously, it was engaged in the mortgage loan business. The company was formerly known as The First Connecticut Capital Corporation and changed its name to FCCC, Inc. in June 2003. FCCC, Inc. was incorporated in 1960 and is based in Carmel, Indiana.
Alta Mesa Resources Company Profile
Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. focuses on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and natural gas reserves in the Anadarko Basin. It also offers midstream energy services, including crude oil and gas gathering, processing, and marketing to producers of natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, and condensate in the STACK Play region of Oklahoma. The company was formerly known as Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II and changed its name to Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. in February 2018. Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Houston, Texas.
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