Qep Resources (NYSE: QEP) and Genel Energy (OTCMKTS:GEGYY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings and risk.
This table compares Qep Resources and Genel Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility & Risk
Qep Resources has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Genel Energy has a beta of -1.07, indicating that its stock price is 207% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Qep Resources and Genel Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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Qep Resources currently has a consensus target price of $13.38, suggesting a potential upside of 36.62%. Given Qep Resources’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Qep Resources is more favorable than Genel Energy.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
94.0% of Qep Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Qep Resources shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Qep Resources and Genel Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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Qep Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Genel Energy. Genel Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Qep Resources, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Qep Resources beats Genel Energy on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Qep Resources
QEP Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a natural gas and crude oil exploration and production company in the United States. The company conducts exploration and production activities in the Permian Basin in western Texas, Williston Basin in North Dakota, Haynesville/Cotton Valley in northwestern Louisiana, Uinta Basin in eastern Utah, and other proven properties in Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado. As of December 31, 2017, it had estimated proved reserves of 684.7 MMboe. The company sells its gas, oil, and natural gas liquids (NGL) to various customers, including wholesale marketers, industrial users, local distribution companies, utilities, and other companies. In addition, it operates an underground gas storage facility. QEP Resources, Inc. is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
About Genel Energy
Genel Energy plc engages in the oil and gas exploration and production activities. The company holds interests in the Taq Taq, Tawke, Miran, Bina Bawi, Peshkabir, and Chia Surkh assets in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, as well as exploration assets in Somaliland and Morocco. As of December 31, 2016, it had proven and probable working interest reserves of 161 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Genel Energy plc is a subsidiary of Cukurova Group.
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