STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH (NASDAQ:STLR) and Alta Mesa Resources (NASDAQ:AMR) are both small-cap unclassified companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.
Volatility and Risk
STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH has a beta of -0.05, indicating that its stock price is 105% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alta Mesa Resources has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH and Alta Mesa Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH||N/A||-16.16%||-1.62%|
|Alta Mesa Resources||N/A||-2.39%||-1.75%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
29.5% of STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.1% of Alta Mesa Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 32.9% of STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Alta Mesa Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH and Alta Mesa Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Alta Mesa Resources||0||2||2||0||2.50|
Alta Mesa Resources has a consensus price target of $8.30, indicating a potential upside of 415.53%. Given Alta Mesa Resources’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Alta Mesa Resources is more favorable than STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH and Alta Mesa Resources’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH||N/A||N/A||-$300,000.00||N/A||N/A|
|Alta Mesa Resources||N/A||N/A||$1.89 million||N/A||N/A|
Alta Mesa Resources beats STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH Company Profile
Stellar Acquisition III Inc. does not have significant operations. The company intends to acquire through a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, recapitalization, exchangeable share transactions, or other similar business transactions with one or more operating businesses or assets. Stellar Acquisition III Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Athens, Greece.
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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