Tellurian (NASDAQ:TELL) and Glori Energy (OTCMKTS:GLRI) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.
Volatility & Risk
Tellurian has a beta of 1.75, meaning that its stock price is 75% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Glori Energy has a beta of 2.83, meaning that its stock price is 183% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Tellurian and Glori Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Tellurian currently has a consensus price target of $14.20, indicating a potential upside of 78.84%. Given Tellurian’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Tellurian is more favorable than Glori Energy.
This table compares Tellurian and Glori Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Insider & Institutional Ownership
21.7% of Tellurian shares are held by institutional investors. 42.3% of Tellurian shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 46.2% of Glori Energy shares are held by company 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.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Tellurian and Glori Energy’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Tellurian||$10.29 million||186.89||-$125.75 million||($0.57)||-13.93|
Glori Energy has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Tellurian.
Glori Energy beats Tellurian on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Tellurian Inc. plans to develop, own, and operate a natural gas business and to deliver natural gas to customers worldwide. The company is developing a portfolio of natural gas production, liquefied natural gas (LNG) marketing, and infrastructure assets that includes an approximately 27.6 million tons per annum LNG export facility and an associated pipeline in southwest Louisiana. As of December 31, 2018, it owned interests in approximately 10,233 net acres of natural gas properties, and 52 producing wells located in the Haynesville Shale trend of north Louisiana. Tellurian Inc. has a strategic partnership with TOTAL S.A. to develop the Driftwood LNG project located in Louisiana. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
About Glori Energy
Glori Energy Inc., an energy technology and oil production company, provides services to third party exploration and production companies in North America and Brazil. It operates through Oil and Gas, and AERO Services segments. The Oil and Gas segment produces and develops oil and natural gas interests. The AERO Services segment offers biotechnology solutions of enhanced oil recovery through a two-step process, including analysis phase, reservoir screening process that obtains field samples and evaluates potential of AERO system; and field deployment phase that deploys skid mounted injection equipment. Glori Energy Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. As of November 18, 2017, Glori Energy Inc. operates as a subsidiary of New Aero Technology LLC.
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