Mesa Royalty Trust (MTR) versus Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (CRT) Head-To-Head Comparison

Mesa Royalty Trust (NYSE:MTR) and Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE:CRT) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

14.6% of Mesa Royalty Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.8% of Cross Timbers Royalty Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 9.4% of Cross Timbers Royalty Trust shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Mesa Royalty Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.19 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.0%. Cross Timbers Royalty Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.73 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.6%. Mesa Royalty Trust has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mesa Royalty Trust and Cross Timbers Royalty Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mesa Royalty Trust $3.02 million 8.10 $2.93 million N/A N/A
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust $6.63 million 12.43 $7.39 million N/A N/A

Cross Timbers Royalty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Mesa Royalty Trust.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Mesa Royalty Trust and Cross Timbers Royalty Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mesa Royalty Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Mesa Royalty Trust and Cross Timbers Royalty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mesa Royalty Trust 93.30% 80.14% 66.76%
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust 93.00% 88.39% 74.94%

Volatility & Risk

Mesa Royalty Trust has a beta of 0.81, suggesting that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cross Timbers Royalty Trust has a beta of 0.45, suggesting that its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Cross Timbers Royalty Trust beats Mesa Royalty Trust on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mesa Royalty Trust

Mesa Royalty Trust holds net overriding royalty interests in various oil and gas properties in the United States. It has interests in properties located in the Hugoton field of Kansas; and the San Juan Basin field of New Mexico and Colorado. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Houston, Texas.

About Cross Timbers Royalty Trust

Cross Timbers Royalty Trust operates as an express trust in the United States. It holds 90% net profits interests in certain producing and nonproducing royalty and overriding royalty interest properties in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico; and 75% net profits interests in certain working interest properties in Texas and Oklahoma. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.

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