Reviewing TMSR (TMSR) & Alta Mesa Resources (AMR)

TMSR (NASDAQ:TMSR) and Alta Mesa Resources (NASDAQ:AMR) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.0% of TMSR shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.1% of Alta Mesa Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 47.0% of TMSR shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Alta Mesa Resources shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

TMSR has a beta of -1.88, indicating that its stock price is 288% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alta Mesa Resources has a beta of 1.13, indicating that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for TMSR and Alta Mesa Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TMSR 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alta Mesa Resources 0 2 2 0 2.50

Alta Mesa Resources has a consensus price target of $8.30, suggesting a potential upside of 428.66%. Given Alta Mesa Resources’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Alta Mesa Resources is more favorable than TMSR.

Profitability

This table compares TMSR and Alta Mesa Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TMSR N/A -31.65% -16.85%
Alta Mesa Resources N/A -2.39% -1.75%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares TMSR and Alta Mesa Resources’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TMSR N/A N/A -$570,000.00 N/A N/A
Alta Mesa Resources N/A N/A $1.89 million N/A N/A

Summary

Alta Mesa Resources beats TMSR on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About TMSR

TMSR Holding Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, focuses on the research, development, production, and sale of solid waste recycling systems for the mining and industrial sectors in the People's Republic of China. It is also involved in the iron ore trading, wine import and resale, and Agarwood wine trading businesses; and provision of ship exchange consulting services. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Wuhan, China.

About Alta Mesa Resources

Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. focuses on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and natural gas reserves in the Anadarko Basin. It also offers midstream energy services, including crude oil and gas gathering, processing, and marketing to producers of natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, and condensate in the STACK Play region of Oklahoma. The company was formerly known as Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II and changed its name to Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. in February 2018. Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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