LRR Energy (LRE) and Texas Pacific Land Trust (TPL) Financial Survey

LRR Energy (NYSE: LRE) and Texas Pacific Land Trust (NYSE:TPL) are both energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and risk.

Profitability

This table compares LRR Energy and Texas Pacific Land Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LRR Energy -208.41% -34.35% -17.42%
Texas Pacific Land Trust 73.06% 112.96% 77.50%

Dividends

Texas Pacific Land Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.35 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. LRR Energy does not pay a dividend. Texas Pacific Land Trust pays out 5.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. LRR Energy has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years and Texas Pacific Land Trust has increased its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for LRR Energy and Texas Pacific Land Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LRR Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Texas Pacific Land Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares LRR Energy and Texas Pacific Land Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
LRR Energy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Texas Pacific Land Trust $81.79 million 38.07 $76.13 million $6.49 61.06

Texas Pacific Land Trust has higher revenue and earnings than LRR Energy.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

39.5% of Texas Pacific Land Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Texas Pacific Land Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Texas Pacific Land Trust beats LRR Energy on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

LRR Energy Company Profile

LRR Energy, L.P. (LRR Energy) operates, acquires, exploits and develops producing oil and natural gas properties in North America. The Company’s properties consist of onshore oil and natural gas properties. Its oil and natural gas properties include the Permian Basin region in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico, the Mid-Continent region in Oklahoma and East Texas, and the Gulf Coast region in Texas. As of December 31, 2014, the Company’s total estimated proved reserves were approximately 33.8 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe), of which approximately 88% were proved developed reserves (approximately 73% proved developed producing and approximately 15% proved developed non-producing). The Company’s general partner is LRE GP, LLC.

Texas Pacific Land Trust Company Profile

Texas Pacific Land Trust (the Trust) is engaged in managing land, including royalty interests, for the benefit of its owners. The Company operates through managing the land segment, which includes sales and leases of such land, and the retention of oil and gas royalties. The Trust derives revenue from all avenues of managing the land, such as oil and gas royalties, grazing leases, easements, sundry and specialty leases, and land sales. The Trust has a perpetual oil and gas royalty interest in 459,200 acres. As of December 31, 2016, the Trust owned the surface estate in approximately 887,553 acres of land, consisting of numerous separate tracts, located in 18 counties in the western part of Texas. As of December 31, 2016, the Trust also owned a 1/128 nonparticipating perpetual oil and gas royalty interest under 85,414 acres of land and a 1/16 nonparticipating perpetual oil and gas royalty interest under 373,777 acres of land in the western part of Texas.

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