Head-To-Head Contrast: Dawson Geophysical (DWSN) vs. Cardinal Energy Group (CEGX)

Dawson Geophysical (OTCMKTS: CEGX) and Cardinal Energy Group (OTCMKTS:CEGX) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Dawson Geophysical and Cardinal Energy Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dawson Geophysical 0 0 1 0 3.00
Cardinal Energy Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Dawson Geophysical and Cardinal Energy Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dawson Geophysical $157.15 million 0.86 -$31.26 million ($1.37) -4.30
Cardinal Energy Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Cardinal Energy Group has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Dawson Geophysical.

Profitability

This table compares Dawson Geophysical and Cardinal Energy Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dawson Geophysical -8.62% -10.51% -8.81%
Cardinal Energy Group N/A N/A N/A

Risk & Volatility

Dawson Geophysical has a beta of 1.15, meaning that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cardinal Energy Group has a beta of -2.32, meaning that its stock price is 332% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

68.8% of Dawson Geophysical shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.7% of Dawson Geophysical shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.3% of Cardinal Energy Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dawson Geophysical Company Profile

Dawson Geophysical Company provides onshore seismic data acquisition services in the United States and Canada. The company acquires and processes 2-D, 3-D, and multi-component seismic data for its clients, including oil and gas companies, and independent oil and gas operators, as well as providers of multi-client data libraries. As of December 31, 2017, it operated nine seismic crews consisting of six crews in the United States and three crews in Canada. It operates seismic crews that supply seismic data primarily to companies engaged in the exploration and development of oil and natural gas on land and in land-to-water transition areas. The company also serves the potash mining industry. Dawson Geophysical Company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas with three additional offices in Denison, Houston, and Plano, Texas, as well as in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Denver, Colorado.

Cardinal Energy Group Company Profile

Cardinal Energy Group, Inc. engages in the exploration, development, exploitation, and production of oil and natural gas in the United States. It owns various working interests in oil and gas leases located in Texas. The company sells its oil and gas products to domestic purchasers of oil and gas production. Cardinal Energy Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Abilene, Texas.

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