QEP Resources (NYSE:QEP) and Royale Energy Funds (OTCMKTS:ROYL) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for QEP Resources and Royale Energy Funds, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Royale Energy Funds||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Volatility & Risk
QEP Resources has a beta of 1.35, meaning that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Royale Energy Funds has a beta of 3.06, meaning that its stock price is 206% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares QEP Resources and Royale Energy Funds’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|QEP Resources||$1.62 billion||1.26||$269.30 million||$0.77||11.22|
|Royale Energy Funds||$1.01 million||9.58||-$2.42 million||N/A||N/A|
QEP Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Royale Energy Funds.
This table compares QEP Resources and Royale Energy Funds’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Royale Energy Funds||-1,112.03%||N/A||-64.39%|
QEP Resources beats Royale Energy Funds on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About QEP Resources
QEP Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a natural gas and crude oil exploration and production company in the United States. The company conducts exploration and production activities in the Permian Basin in western Texas, Williston Basin in North Dakota, Haynesville/Cotton Valley in northwestern Louisiana, Uinta Basin in eastern Utah, and other proven properties in Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. As of December 31, 2017, it had estimated proved reserves of 684.7 MMboe. The company sells its gas, oil, and natural gas liquids (NGL) to various customers, including wholesale marketers, industrial users, local distribution companies, utilities, and other companies. In addition, it operates an underground gas storage facility. QEP Resources, Inc. is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
About Royale Energy Funds
Royale Energy, Inc. focuses on the acquisition, development, and marketing of oil and natural gas in the United States. Its principal operations are located in California's Los Angeles and Sacramento Basins. The company was founded in 1986 and is based in El Cajon, California.
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