Head-To-Head Analysis: Lonestar Resources US (NASDAQ:LONE) vs. The Hong Kong and China Gas (NASDAQ:HOKCY)

Lonestar Resources US (NASDAQ:LONE) and The Hong Kong and China Gas (OTCMKTS:HOKCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Dividends

The Hong Kong and China Gas pays an annual dividend of $0.05 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Lonestar Resources US does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Lonestar Resources US and The Hong Kong and China Gas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lonestar Resources US -9.68% 1.78% 0.45%
The Hong Kong and China Gas N/A N/A N/A

Volatility and Risk

Lonestar Resources US has a beta of 2.04, indicating that its stock price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Hong Kong and China Gas has a beta of 0.33, indicating that its stock price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Lonestar Resources US and The Hong Kong and China Gas, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lonestar Resources US 0 0 5 0 3.00
The Hong Kong and China Gas 0 0 0 0 N/A

Lonestar Resources US currently has a consensus target price of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 261.45%. Given Lonestar Resources US’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Lonestar Resources US is more favorable than The Hong Kong and China Gas.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

57.4% of Lonestar Resources US shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of The Hong Kong and China Gas shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Lonestar Resources US shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Lonestar Resources US and The Hong Kong and China Gas’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lonestar Resources US $201.17 million 0.31 $19.35 million ($0.07) -35.57
The Hong Kong and China Gas $4.99 billion 7.61 $1.20 billion N/A N/A

The Hong Kong and China Gas has higher revenue and earnings than Lonestar Resources US.

Summary

Lonestar Resources US beats The Hong Kong and China Gas on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Lonestar Resources US

Lonestar Resources US Inc., an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, development, and production of unconventional oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas properties in the United States. The company primarily focuses on Eagle Ford Shale properties that cover an area of 57,491 net acres in Texas counties. Lonestar Resources US Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

About The Hong Kong and China Gas

The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, produces, distributes, and markets gas in Hong Kong and Mainland China. It is involved in the provision of liquefied natural gas, methanol, and coal and other chemicals; conversion and utilization of biomass, and industrial and agricultural waste; and operation of natural gas refilling stations, piped city-gas projects, upstream and midstream developments, water and wastewater treatment projects, energy exploration and utilization ventures, and Aviation fuel facilities. The company operates a pipeline network of 3,600 km gas pipes severing approximately 1.9 million customers. It also provides network connectivity, and data center and cloud computing services; and engages in the software development, solution implementation, and systems integration activities. In addition, the company offers consultancy and engineering contractor services, including utilities installation, infrastructure construction, and civil and building services engineering for public and private projects; and designs and manufactures gas meters and metering systems. Further, it is involved in water production and distribution, wastewater treatment, industrial wastewater treatment, water reuse, network construction, and purified water businesses serving 1.2 million customers through a pipeline network of approximately 7,000 km. Additionally, the company manufactures polyethylene piping and fittings; and engages in the customers center, café, restaurant, retail sale, automatic meter reading system development, laboratory testing, payment gateway and related, project management, landfill gas project, financing, logistics, oil, research and development, property development, and securities investment activities. The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in North Point, Hong Kong.

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