Contrasting Deep Well Oil & Gas (DWOG) & TransGlobe Energy (TGA)

Deep Well Oil & Gas (OTCMKTS:DWOG) and TransGlobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

TransGlobe Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Deep Well Oil & Gas does not pay a dividend. TransGlobe Energy pays out 15.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.



Profitability

This table compares Deep Well Oil & Gas and TransGlobe Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Deep Well Oil & Gas N/A -1.22% -1.19%
TransGlobe Energy 6.62% 2.19% 1.40%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Deep Well Oil & Gas and TransGlobe Energy’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Deep Well Oil & Gas $150,000.00 46.11 -$330,000.00 N/A N/A
TransGlobe Energy $299.14 million 0.43 $15.68 million $0.45 3.93

TransGlobe Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Deep Well Oil & Gas.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Deep Well Oil & Gas and TransGlobe Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Deep Well Oil & Gas 0 0 0 0 N/A
TransGlobe Energy 0 0 1 0 3.00

Institutional & Insider Ownership

44.4% of TransGlobe Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 55.4% of Deep Well Oil & Gas shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 4.0% of TransGlobe Energy shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Deep Well Oil & Gas has a beta of 1.48, meaning that its stock price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TransGlobe Energy has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

TransGlobe Energy beats Deep Well Oil & Gas on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Deep Well Oil & Gas Company Profile

Deep Well Oil & Gas, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an independent junior oil sands exploration and development company in Canada. The company is involved in exploring for, developing, producing, and selling crude oil. It has a 90% working interest in 6 oil sands leases; a 100% working interest in 1 oil sand lease; and a 25% working interest in 2 oil sands leases in the Peace River oil sands area of North Central Alberta, Canada. Its leases cover approximately 37,322 gross acres. The company was formerly known as Allied Devices Corporation and changed its name to Deep Well Oil & Gas, Inc. in September 2003. Deep Well Oil & Gas, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada.

TransGlobe Energy Company Profile

TransGlobe Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil and natural gas in Egypt and Canada. The company holds an interest in five production sharing concessions, including West Gharib, West Bakr, South Alamein, NW Gharib, and South Ghazalat, Egypt; and owns production and working interests in facilities in the Cardium light oil and Mannville liquid-rich gas assets in the Harmattan area of west central Alberta, Canada. TransGlobe Energy Corporation was incorporated in 1968 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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