SilverBow Resources (SBOW) and Tellurian (TELL) Financial Review

SilverBow Resources (NYSE:SBOW) and Tellurian (NASDAQ:TELL) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for SilverBow Resources and Tellurian, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SilverBow Resources 0 1 1 0 2.50
Tellurian 0 3 5 0 2.63

SilverBow Resources presently has a consensus target price of $27.50, suggesting a potential upside of 22.60%. Tellurian has a consensus target price of $12.90, suggesting a potential upside of 89.71%. Given Tellurian’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Tellurian is more favorable than SilverBow Resources.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SilverBow Resources and Tellurian’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SilverBow Resources $195.91 million 1.34 $71.97 million $6.08 3.69
Tellurian $5.44 million 300.64 -$231.45 million ($0.82) -8.29

SilverBow Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Tellurian. Tellurian is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SilverBow Resources, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

SilverBow Resources has a beta of 0.52, meaning that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tellurian has a beta of 1.78, meaning that its stock price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

83.3% of SilverBow Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 19.1% of Tellurian shares are held by institutional investors. 2.4% of SilverBow Resources shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 44.8% of Tellurian shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares SilverBow Resources and Tellurian’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SilverBow Resources 18.88% 20.00% 6.95%
Tellurian -930.79% -45.00% -38.17%

Summary

SilverBow Resources beats Tellurian on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SilverBow Resources

SilverBow Resources, Inc., an energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas from the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. As of December 31, 2017, it had proved reserves of 1.0 trillion cubic feet equivalent. The company was formerly known as Swift Energy Company and changed its name to SilverBow Resources, Inc. in May 2017. SilverBow Resources, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

About Tellurian

Tellurian Inc. plans to develop, own, and operate a natural gas business and to deliver natural gas to customers worldwide. The company is developing a portfolio of natural gas production, liquefied natural gas (LNG) trading, and infrastructure that includes an approximately 27.6 million tons per annum LNG export facility and an associated pipeline. As of December 31, 2017, it owned interests in approximately 11,844 net developed and undeveloped acres of natural gas properties in northern Louisiana. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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