Comparing QEP Resources (QEP) & Royale Energy Funds (ROYL)

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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for QEP Resources and Royale Energy Funds, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QEP Resources 0 8 6 0 2.43
Royale Energy Funds 0 0 0 0 N/A

QEP Resources presently has a consensus price target of $13.94, suggesting a potential upside of 61.37%. Given QEP Resources’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe QEP Resources is more favorable than Royale Energy Funds.

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
QEP Resources -11.89% 7.86% 3.78%
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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