Critical Review: Warren Resources (WRES) and Crescent Point Energy Corporation (CPG)

Warren Resources (NASDAQ: WRES) and Crescent Point Energy Corporation (NYSE:CPG) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Warren Resources and Crescent Point Energy Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Warren Resources N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Crescent Point Energy Corporation $2.06 billion 2.09 $1.28 billion ($0.58) -13.64

Crescent Point Energy Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Warren Resources.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Warren Resources and Crescent Point Energy Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Warren Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Crescent Point Energy Corporation 0 1 5 0 2.83

Crescent Point Energy Corporation has a consensus target price of $25.17, indicating a potential upside of 218.16%. Given Crescent Point Energy Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Crescent Point Energy Corporation is more favorable than Warren Resources.

Dividends

Crescent Point Energy Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Warren Resources does not pay a dividend. Crescent Point Energy Corporation pays out -50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

39.0% of Crescent Point Energy Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Warren Resources and Crescent Point Energy Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Warren Resources -1,581.83% N/A -288.54%
Crescent Point Energy Corporation -13.80% 1.83% 1.08%

Summary

Crescent Point Energy Corporation beats Warren Resources on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Warren Resources Company Profile

Warren Resources, Inc. is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of domestic onshore crude oil and gas reserves. The Company’s development activities are focused on waterflood oil recovery projects in the Wilmington field in California, coalbed methane (CBM) projects in Wyoming and its Marcellus Shale project that utilizes horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques to develop dry natural gas. The Company owns natural gas and oil leasehold interests in approximately 106,330 gross (over 80,550 net) acres. All its undeveloped acreage is located in Wyoming. It has identified approximately 140 gross drilling locations in its Wilmington field units. Additionally, it has identified over 140 gross drilling locations on its acreage in Wyoming, primarily based on approximately 80-acre well spacing and over 70 gross drilling locations in the Marcellus Shale. It has interests in approximately 570 gross (over 411.3 net) producing wells.

Crescent Point Energy Corporation Company Profile

Crescent Point Energy Corp. acquires, explores, develops, and produces light and medium oil and natural gas properties in Western Canada and the United States. The company's crude oil and natural gas properties, and related assets are located in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba; and the states of North Dakota, Montana, Colorado, and Utah. Crescent Point Energy Corp. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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