San Juan Basin Royalty Trust (SJT) versus Marine Petroleum Trust (MARPS) Head-To-Head Comparison

Marine Petroleum Trust (NASDAQ:MARPS) and San Juan Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:SJT) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Dividends

Marine Petroleum Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 37.3%. San Juan Basin Royalty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.91 per share and has a dividend yield of 15.9%. San Juan Basin Royalty Trust has increased its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Marine Petroleum Trust and San Juan Basin Royalty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Marine Petroleum Trust 76.51% 72.63% 72.63%
San Juan Basin Royalty Trust 93.78% 347.05% 257.01%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Marine Petroleum Trust and San Juan Basin Royalty Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Marine Petroleum Trust $870,000.00 6.66 $660,000.00 N/A N/A
San Juan Basin Royalty Trust $40.73 million 6.55 $39.13 million N/A N/A

San Juan Basin Royalty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Marine Petroleum Trust.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Marine Petroleum Trust and San Juan Basin Royalty Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Marine Petroleum Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
San Juan Basin Royalty Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk and Volatility

Marine Petroleum Trust has a beta of 2.32, suggesting that its stock price is 132% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, San Juan Basin Royalty Trust has a beta of -0.09, suggesting that its stock price is 109% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

1.8% of Marine Petroleum Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 24.5% of San Juan Basin Royalty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

San Juan Basin Royalty Trust beats Marine Petroleum Trust on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Marine Petroleum Trust

Marine Petroleum Trust (the Trust) is a royalty trust. The Trust is engaged in the administration and liquidation of rights to payments from certain oil and natural gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico, under license agreements and amendments between the Trust’s predecessors and Chevron Corporation (Chevron) and its assignees. The Trust distributes all income, after paying its liabilities and obligations, to the unit holders during the months of March, June, September and December each year. The Trust’s subsidiary, Marine Petroleum Corporation (MPC), holds title to interests in properties subject to the Trust’s interests that are situated offshore of Louisiana. MPC is engaged in the administration and collection of royalties. As of June 30, 2016, MPC held an overriding royalty interest equal to 0.75% of the value at the well of any oil, natural gas, or other minerals produced and sold from the leases. All aspects of MPC’s operations are conducted by third parties.

About San Juan Basin Royalty Trust

San Juan Basin Royalty Trust operates as an express trust in Texas. The company has a 75% net overriding royalty interest carved out of Southland's oil and natural gas interests (the subject interests) in properties located in the San Juan Basin in northwestern New Mexico. The subject interests consist of working interests, royalty interests, overriding royalty interests, and other contractual rights in 119,000 net producing acres in San Juan, Rio Arriba, and Sandoval Counties of northwestern New Mexico, as well as 829.8 net wells. Compass Bank serves as the trustee of the San Juan Basin Royalty Trust. The company was founded in 1980 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.

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