Reviewing Liberty Oilfield Services (NYSE:LBRT) and ERHC Energy (NYSE:ERHE)

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ERHC Energy (OTCMKTS:ERHE) and Liberty Oilfield Services (NYSE:LBRT) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for ERHC Energy and Liberty Oilfield Services, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ERHC Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Liberty Oilfield Services 0 3 7 0 2.70

Liberty Oilfield Services has a consensus price target of $21.13, indicating a potential upside of 79.33%. Given Liberty Oilfield Services’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Liberty Oilfield Services is more favorable than ERHC Energy.

Risk & Volatility

ERHC Energy has a beta of 1.11, suggesting that its share price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Liberty Oilfield Services has a beta of 2.29, suggesting that its share price is 129% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ERHC Energy and Liberty Oilfield Services’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ERHC Energy N/A N/A -$12.04 million N/A N/A
Liberty Oilfield Services $2.16 billion 0.62 $135.05 million $1.81 6.51

Liberty Oilfield Services has higher revenue and earnings than ERHC Energy.

Dividends

Liberty Oilfield Services pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. ERHC Energy does not pay a dividend. Liberty Oilfield Services pays out 11.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares ERHC Energy and Liberty Oilfield Services’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ERHC Energy N/A N/A N/A
Liberty Oilfield Services 4.42% 12.43% 7.87%

Summary

Liberty Oilfield Services beats ERHC Energy on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ERHC Energy

ERHC Energy Inc. engages in the exploration and exploitation of oil and gas resources in Africa. Its principal assets include the rights to working interests in exploration acreage in the Republic of Kenya; the Republic of Chad; the Joint Development Zone between the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe; the Federal Republic of Nigeria; and the economic zone of Sao Tome. The company was founded in 1986 and is based in Houston, Texas.

About Liberty Oilfield Services

Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. provides hydraulic fracturing services to onshore oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in North America. The company offers its services primarily in the Permian Basin, the Eagle Ford Shale, the Denver-Julesburg Basin, the Williston Basin, and the Powder River Basin. Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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