Reviewing SandRidge Permian Trust (PER) & Vermilion Energy (VET)

SandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE: PER) and Vermilion Energy (NYSE:VET) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and risk.

Risk & Volatility

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SandRidge Permian Trust has a beta of 0.88, suggesting that its stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vermilion Energy has a beta of 0.7, suggesting that its stock price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

6.2% of SandRidge Permian Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.9% of Vermilion Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 29.0% of SandRidge Permian Trust shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares SandRidge Permian Trust and Vermilion Energy’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SandRidge Permian Trust $28.80 million 3.46 $24.34 million N/A N/A
Vermilion Energy $789.86 million 5.05 $48.02 million $0.51 63.82

Vermilion Energy has higher revenue and earnings than SandRidge Permian Trust.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for SandRidge Permian Trust and Vermilion Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SandRidge Permian Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Vermilion Energy 0 0 4 0 3.00

Vermilion Energy has a consensus price target of $52.25, suggesting a potential upside of 60.52%. Given Vermilion Energy’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Vermilion Energy is more favorable than SandRidge Permian Trust.

Profitability

This table compares SandRidge Permian Trust and Vermilion Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SandRidge Permian Trust 84.52% 18.56% 18.56%
Vermilion Energy 5.32% 4.92% 1.96%

Dividends

SandRidge Permian Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.45 per share and has a dividend yield of 23.7%. Vermilion Energy pays an annual dividend of $2.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.2%. Vermilion Energy pays out 394.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

SandRidge Permian Trust Company Profile

SandRidge Permian Trust holds royalty interests in specified oil and natural gas properties in the Permian Basin located in Andrews County, Texas. It has proved developed reserves of approximately 0.3 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Vermilion Energy Company Profile

Vermilion Energy Inc. produces oil and gas, and focuses on the acquisition, development and optimization of producing properties in North America, the Europe and Australia. Its segments include Canada, which includes production and assets focused in West Pembina near Drayton Valley, Alberta and Northgate in southeast Saskatchewan; France, which produces oil in France; Netherlands, which produces onshore gas and interests include over 24 onshore licenses and two offshore licenses; Germany, which holds interest in a four partner consortium; Ireland, which includes a non-operating interest in the offshore Corrib gas field located approximately 83 kilometers off the northwest coast of Ireland; Australia, which holds an operated working interest in the Wandoo field located approximately 80 kilometers offshore on the northwest shelf of Australia; the United States, which has interests in approximately 97,200 net acres of land in the Powder River Basin of northeastern Wyoming, and Corporate.

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