Chesapeake Granite Wash (CHKR) and Bill Barrett (NYSE:BBG) Financial Comparison

Chesapeake Granite Wash (NYSE: CHKR) and Bill Barrett (NYSE:BBG) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

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1.9% of Chesapeake Granite Wash shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 88.8% of Bill Barrett shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.7% of Bill Barrett shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Chesapeake Granite Wash pays an annual dividend of $0.31 per share and has a dividend yield of 24.8%. Bill Barrett does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Chesapeake Granite Wash and Bill Barrett, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chesapeake Granite Wash 0 0 0 0 N/A
Bill Barrett 0 5 5 0 2.50

Bill Barrett has a consensus target price of $6.61, suggesting a potential upside of 36.59%. Given Bill Barrett’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bill Barrett is more favorable than Chesapeake Granite Wash.

Volatility and Risk

Chesapeake Granite Wash has a beta of 0.68, meaning that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bill Barrett has a beta of 3.59, meaning that its share price is 259% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Chesapeake Granite Wash and Bill Barrett’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Chesapeake Granite Wash $15.66 million 3.73 $13.31 million N/A N/A
Bill Barrett $252.84 million 2.11 -$138.22 million N/A N/A

Chesapeake Granite Wash has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Bill Barrett.


This table compares Chesapeake Granite Wash and Bill Barrett’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chesapeake Granite Wash 85.03% 45.73% 45.43%
Bill Barrett -54.67% -5.27% -2.14%

About Chesapeake Granite Wash

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust owns royalty interests in the oil and natural gas properties located in the Colony Granite Wash play in Washita County in the Anadarko Basin of Western Oklahoma. The company has royalty interests in 69 producing wells and 118 development wells, and in approximately 26,400 net acres of area. As of December 31, 2016, its reserve estimates for the royalty interests included 6,601 thousand barrels of oil equivalent of proved developed reserves. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Austin, Texas.

About Bill Barrett

Bill Barrett Corporation is an independent energy company that develops, acquires and explores for oil and natural gas resources. The Company’s assets and operations are located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. It has over two areas of production: The Denver-Julesburg Basin (DJ Basin) and the Uinta Oil Program in the Uinta Basin. Its acreage positions in the DJ Basin are located in Colorado’s eastern plains and parts of southeastern Wyoming. It had interests in 299 gross producing wells and served as an operator in 202 gross wells, as of December 31, 2016. The Uinta Basin is located in northeastern Utah. Uinta Basin’s estimated proved reserves are 21.4 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe). Uinta Basin has interests in approximately 240 gross producing wells. The Company serves as an operator in over 170 gross wells. The Uinta Oil Program includes over three areas of development located in the basin referred as Blacktail Ridge, Lake Canyon and East Bluebell.

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