Topaz Resources (OTCMKTS:TOPZ) and Guess’ (NYSE:GES) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and earnings.
This table compares Topaz Resources and Guess”s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Topaz Resources has a beta of 1.85, meaning that its stock price is 85% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Guess’ has a beta of 1.81, meaning that its stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Topaz Resources and Guess’, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Guess’ has a consensus target price of $16.20, suggesting a potential upside of 2.02%. Given Guess”s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Guess’ is more favorable than Topaz Resources.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Topaz Resources and Guess”s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Guess’||$2.68 billion||0.38||$95.97 million||$1.45||10.95|
Guess’ has higher revenue and earnings than Topaz Resources.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
66.6% of Guess’ shares are owned by institutional investors. 34.9% of Guess’ shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Guess’ beats Topaz Resources on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Topaz Resources
Topaz Resources, Inc. operates as an independent oil and gas company. It focuses on production, acquisition, and developmental drilling opportunities within proven producing areas of north, central, and west Texas. The company was formerly known as Kids Germ Defense Corp. and changed its name to Topaz Resources, Inc. in April 2010. Topaz Resources, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Denton, Texas.
Guess?, Inc. designs, markets, distributes, and licenses lifestyle collections of apparel and accessories for men, women, and children. It operates through five segments: Americas Retail, Americas Wholesale, Europe, Asia, and Licensing. The company's clothing collection includes jeans, pants, skirts, dresses, shorts, blouses, shirts, jackets, knitwear, and intimate apparel. It also grants licenses to design, manufacture, and distribute various products that complement its apparel lines, such as eyewear, watches, handbags, footwear, kids' and infants' apparel, outerwear, fragrance, jewelry, and other fashion accessories. The company markets its products under GUESS, GUESS?, GUESS U.S.A., GUESS Jeans, GUESS? and Triangle Design, MARCIANO, Question Mark and Triangle Design, a stylized G and a stylized M, GUESS Kids, Baby GUESS, YES, G by GUESS, GUESS by MARCIANO, and Gc brand names. It sells its products through direct-to-consumer, wholesale, and licensing distribution channels. As of February 1, 2020, the company directly operated 1,169 retail stores in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Its partner's distributors operated an additional 560 retail stores worldwide. The company also offers its products through its retail websites. Guess?, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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