Kimbell Royalty (NYSE: KRP) and YPF (NYSE:YPF) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.
This table compares Kimbell Royalty and YPF’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Kimbell Royalty and YPF’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
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Kimbell Royalty has higher earnings, but lower revenue than YPF.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
21.8% of Kimbell Royalty shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 28.9% of YPF shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Kimbell Royalty pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.6%. YPF pays an annual dividend of $0.10 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. YPF pays out 34.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Kimbell Royalty has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Kimbell Royalty is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Kimbell Royalty and YPF, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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Kimbell Royalty currently has a consensus price target of $21.33, suggesting a potential upside of 30.80%. YPF has a consensus price target of $28.00, suggesting a potential upside of 18.64%. Given Kimbell Royalty’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Kimbell Royalty is more favorable than YPF.
Kimbell Royalty beats YPF on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Kimbell Royalty Company Profile
Kimbell Royalty Partners, LP owns and acquires mineral and royalty interests in oil and natural gas properties throughout the United States. As of December 31, 2015, the Company owned mineral and royalty interests in approximately 3.7 million gross acres and overriding royalty interests in approximately 0.9 million gross acres, with approximately 44% of its acres located in the Permian Basin. As of December 31, 2015, the Company’s mineral and royalty interests were located in 20 states and in every onshore basin across the continental United States, and included ownership in over 48,000 gross producing wells, including over 29,000 wells in the Permian Basin. The Company’s properties include Permian Basin, Mid-Continent, Terryville/Cotton Valley/Haynesville, Eagle Ford, Barnett Shale/Fort Worth Basin, Bakken/Williston Basin, San Juan Basin, Onshore California, DJ Basin/Rockies/Niobrara, Illinois Basin and others.
YPF Company Profile
YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) is an energy company. The Company is operating a fully integrated oil and gas chain. The Company operates through the segments, including Exploration and Production, Downstream, and Corporate and Other. The Company’s Exploration and Production segment includes exploration and production activities, natural gas and crude oil purchases, sales of natural gas, and to a lesser extent crude oil, to third parties and intersegment sales of crude oil, natural gas and its byproducts. The Company’s Downstream segment is engaged in the refining, transport, purchase of crude oil and natural gas from third parties and intersegment sales, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, refined products, petrochemicals, electric power generation and natural gas distribution. The Company’s Corporate and Other segment carries out other activities.
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