Financial Survey: Genel Energy (GEGYY) vs. Qep Resources (QEP)

Genel Energy (OTCMKTS: GEGYY) and Qep Resources (NYSE:QEP) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Genel Energy and Qep Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Genel Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Qep Resources 1 6 10 0 2.53

Qep Resources has a consensus price target of $13.38, indicating a potential upside of 32.69%. Given Qep Resources’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Qep Resources is more favorable than Genel Energy.

Profitability

This table compares Genel Energy and Qep Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Genel Energy N/A N/A N/A
Qep Resources 16.59% 5.06% 2.54%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.0% of Qep Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Qep Resources shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Genel Energy and Qep Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Genel Energy $228.90 million 2.38 -$1.25 billion $1.18 1.65
Qep Resources $1.62 billion 1.50 $269.30 million $0.77 13.09

Qep Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Genel Energy. Genel Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Qep Resources, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Genel Energy has a beta of -1.07, suggesting that its stock price is 207% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Qep Resources has a beta of 1.53, suggesting that its stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Qep Resources beats Genel Energy on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Genel Energy

Genel Energy plc engages in the oil and gas exploration and production activities. The company holds interests in the Taq Taq, Tawke, Miran, Bina Bawi, Peshkabir, and Chia Surkh assets in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, as well as exploration assets in Somaliland and Morocco. As of December 31, 2016, it had proven and probable working interest reserves of 161 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Genel Energy plc is a subsidiary of Cukurova Group.

About Qep Resources

QEP Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a natural gas and crude oil exploration and production company in the United States. The company conducts exploration and production activities in the Permian Basin in western Texas, Williston Basin in North Dakota, Haynesville/Cotton Valley in northwestern Louisiana, Uinta Basin in eastern Utah, and other proven properties in Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. As of December 31, 2017, it had estimated proved reserves of 684.7 MMboe. The company sells its gas, oil, and natural gas liquids (NGL) to various customers, including wholesale marketers, industrial users, local distribution companies, utilities, and other companies. In addition, it operates an underground gas storage facility. QEP Resources, Inc. is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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