Bellatrix Exploration (NYSE: BXE) and Pedevco Corp (NYSE:PED) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitabiliy and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Bellatrix Exploration and Pedevco Corp’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Bellatrix Exploration||$160.38 million||0.96||$244.49 million||($0.16)||-3.91|
|Pedevco Corp||$4.12 million||0.91||-$1.04 million||N/A||N/A|
Bellatrix Exploration has higher revenue and earnings than Pedevco Corp.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Bellatrix Exploration and Pedevco Corp, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Bellatrix Exploration presently has a consensus price target of $1.73, indicating a potential upside of 176.09%. Given Bellatrix Exploration’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bellatrix Exploration is more favorable than Pedevco Corp.
This table compares Bellatrix Exploration and Pedevco Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
46.1% of Bellatrix Exploration shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Bellatrix Exploration beats Pedevco Corp on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Bellatrix Exploration
Bellatrix Exploration Ltd. is an oil and gas exploration company engaged in the exploration for, and the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas reserves in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. The Company’s properties include Ferrier, Willesden Green, Greater Pembina, Strachan and Harmattan. Ferrier is located over 30 kilometers northwest of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. The Ferrier and Alder Flats areas produce natural gas and natural gas liquids from the Belly River, Cardium, Notikewin, Falher and Rock Creek zones at depths ranging from 1,800 to 2,700 meters. The Willesden Green area is located approximately 40 kilometers north of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. Pembina is located over 20 kilometers west of Drayton Valley, Alberta. Strachan is located approximately 10 kilometers south of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta. Harmattan is located approximately 80 kilometers northwest of Calgary near the town of Sundre, Alberta.
About Pedevco Corp
PEDEVCO Corp. is an energy company, which is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas shale plays in the Denver-Julesberg Basin (D-J Basin) in Colorado. The D-J Basin contains hydrocarbon bearing deposits in several formations, including the Niobrara, Codell, Greenhorn, Shannon, J-Sand and D-Sand. The Company’s operating properties are located in the Wattenberg, Wattenberg Extension and Niobrara formation in the D-J Basin. It holds over 16,160 net D-J Basin acres located in Weld and Morgan Counties, Colorado through its subsidiary, Red Hawk Petroleum, LLC, which acreage is located in the Wattenberg and Wattenberg Extension areas of the D-J Basin that it refers to as D-J Basin Asset. It holds interest in Caspian Energy, Inc., which holds a working interest in production and exploration licenses for an oil and gas producing asset, which covers an area of approximately 380,000 acres and is located in the Pre-Caspian Basin in Kazakhstan.
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