U.S. Energy (NASDAQ:USEG) versus Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust (NASDAQ:CHKR) Head-To-Head Review

U.S. Energy (NASDAQ:USEG) and Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust (NYSE:CHKR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and dividends.

Dividends

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.8%. U.S. Energy does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for U.S. Energy and Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
U.S. Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares U.S. Energy and Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
U.S. Energy $6.55 million 0.80 -$1.36 million N/A N/A
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust $13.50 million 3.84 $11.30 million N/A N/A

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust has higher revenue and earnings than U.S. Energy.

Profitability

This table compares U.S. Energy and Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
U.S. Energy -15.20% -8.04% -5.69%
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust 81.70% 42.63% 42.51%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

3.4% of U.S. Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.7% of Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 3.4% of U.S. Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust beats U.S. Energy on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About U.S. Energy

U.S. Energy Corp., an independent energy company, focuses on the acquisition and development of oil and gas producing properties in the continental United States. It holds interests in various oil and gas projects in Williston Basin of North Dakota; Dimmit County of Texas; and Coastal Louisiana. As of December 31, 2017, the company had estimated proved reserves of 824,115 barrels of oil equivalent. It has interests in oil and gas leases covering 4,744 net acres; and 13.89 net producing wells. The company was founded in 1966 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

About Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust owns royalty interests in oil, natural gas liquids, 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, 2018, its reserve estimates for the royalty interests included 5,075 thousand barrels of oil equivalent of proved developed reserves. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Receive News & Ratings for U.S. Energy Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for U.S. Energy and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.