Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) vs. GeoPark (GPRK) Financial Survey

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Cabot Oil & Gas (NYSE:COG) and GeoPark (NYSE:GPRK) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Cabot Oil & Gas and GeoPark, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cabot Oil & Gas 0 8 12 0 2.60
GeoPark 0 0 3 0 3.00

Cabot Oil & Gas presently has a consensus target price of $28.30, indicating a potential upside of 12.41%. GeoPark has a consensus target price of $20.33, indicating a potential upside of 4.97%. Given Cabot Oil & Gas’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Cabot Oil & Gas is more favorable than GeoPark.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cabot Oil & Gas and GeoPark’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cabot Oil & Gas $1.76 billion 6.15 $100.39 million $0.48 52.46
GeoPark $330.12 million 3.52 -$24.22 million N/A N/A

Cabot Oil & Gas has higher revenue and earnings than GeoPark.

Dividends

Cabot Oil & Gas pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. GeoPark does not pay a dividend. Cabot Oil & Gas pays out 58.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Cabot Oil & Gas has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

Cabot Oil & Gas has a beta of 0.54, indicating that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GeoPark has a beta of 0.58, indicating that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.9% of Cabot Oil & Gas shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.6% of GeoPark shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Cabot Oil & Gas shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Cabot Oil & Gas and GeoPark’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cabot Oil & Gas 12.69% 14.87% 7.65%
GeoPark 6.23% 23.94% 4.42%

Summary

Cabot Oil & Gas beats GeoPark on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cabot Oil & Gas Company Profile

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, explores for, exploits, develops, produces, and markets natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. It primarily focuses on the Marcellus Shale with approximately 172,000 net acres in the dry gas window of the play located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania; and the Eagle Ford Shale with approximately 79,000 net acres in the oil window of the play located in Atascosa, Frio, and La Salle Counties, Texas. The company sells its natural gas to industrial customers, local distribution companies, gas marketers, and power generation facilities through gathering systems and pipelines. As of December 31, 2017, it had proved reserves of approximately 9,726 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

GeoPark Company Profile

GeoPark Limited engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas reserves in Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, and Argentina. As of December 31, 2017, the company had working and/or economic interests in 24 hydrocarbons blocks, as well as shallow-offshore concession in Brazil that includes the Manati Field. It had net proved reserves of 95.7 million barrels of oil equivalent. GeoPark Limited has a strategic partnership with ONGC Videsh to jointly acquire, invest in, and create value from upstream oil and gas projects across Latin America. The company was formerly known as GeoPark Holdings Limited and changed its name to GeoPark Limited in July 2013. GeoPark Limited was founded in 2002 and is based in Santiago, Chile.

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