Head-To-Head Review: Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) and Energy XXI Gulf Coast (NASDAQ:EGC)

Gulfport Energy (NASDAQ:GPOR) and Energy XXI Gulf Coast (NASDAQ:EGC) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Gulfport Energy and Energy XXI Gulf Coast, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gulfport Energy 2 10 5 0 2.18
Energy XXI Gulf Coast 0 0 0 0 N/A

Gulfport Energy currently has a consensus target price of $10.77, suggesting a potential upside of 250.70%. Given Gulfport Energy’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Gulfport Energy is more favorable than Energy XXI Gulf Coast.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Gulfport Energy and Energy XXI Gulf Coast’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gulfport Energy $1.36 billion 0.37 $430.56 million $1.83 1.68
Energy XXI Gulf Coast N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Gulfport Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Energy XXI Gulf Coast.

Profitability

This table compares Gulfport Energy and Energy XXI Gulf Coast’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gulfport Energy 33.82% 7.34% 4.01%
Energy XXI Gulf Coast N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

96.0% of Gulfport Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.7% of Energy XXI Gulf Coast shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Gulfport Energy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Energy XXI Gulf Coast shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Gulfport Energy beats Energy XXI Gulf Coast on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

Gulfport Energy Company Profile

Gulfport Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, and production of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in North America. Its principal properties include Utica Shale covering an area of approximately 241,000 gross acres primarily in Eastern Ohio; and SCOOP that comprise leasehold interests in approximately 66,000 gross surface acres located in Oklahoma. As of December 31, 2018, it had 4.7 trillion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent of proved reserves; and proved undeveloped reserves of 11,480 MBbls of oil; 2,320,705 millions of cubic feet of natural gas, and 39,710 millions of cubic feet of NGLs. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Energy XXI Gulf Coast Company Profile

Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc., an exploration and production company, engages in the acquisition, development, exploitation, and operation of oil and natural gas properties in the United States Gulf Coast region. It primarily operates properties offshore on the Gulf of Mexico Shelf, as well as onshore in Louisiana and Texas. As of December 31, 2017, the company had total proved reserves of 88.2 million barrel of oil equivalent; and operated or had an interest in 577 gross producing wells on 421,974 net developed acres, including interests in 55 producing fields. Energy XXI Gulf Coast, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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