Dorchester Minerals (DMLP) versus Newfield Exploration (NFX) Head to Head Comparison

Dorchester Minerals (NASDAQ:DMLP) and Newfield Exploration (NYSE:NFX) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Dorchester Minerals and Newfield Exploration’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dorchester Minerals 70.68% 54.69% 53.51%
Newfield Exploration 17.53% 41.07% 11.85%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Dorchester Minerals and Newfield Exploration, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dorchester Minerals 0 0 0 0 N/A
Newfield Exploration 0 11 12 0 2.52

Newfield Exploration has a consensus target price of $37.63, suggesting a potential upside of 59.32%. Given Newfield Exploration’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Newfield Exploration is more favorable than Dorchester Minerals.

Dividends

Dorchester Minerals pays an annual dividend of $2.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.3%. Newfield Exploration does not pay a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

17.8% of Dorchester Minerals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.3% of Newfield Exploration shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.8% of Dorchester Minerals shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Newfield Exploration shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Dorchester Minerals and Newfield Exploration’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dorchester Minerals $57.29 million 10.76 $37.08 million N/A N/A
Newfield Exploration $1.77 billion 2.67 $427.00 million $2.15 10.99

Newfield Exploration has higher revenue and earnings than Dorchester Minerals.

Volatility & Risk

Dorchester Minerals has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its stock price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Newfield Exploration has a beta of 1.39, indicating that its stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Dorchester Minerals beats Newfield Exploration on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dorchester Minerals Company Profile

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. engages in the acquisition, ownership, and administration of producing and nonproducing natural gas and crude oil royalty, net profits, and leasehold interests in the United States. The company's royalty properties consist of producing and nonproducing mineral, royalty, overriding royalty, net profits, and leasehold interests located in 574 counties and parishes in 25 states; and net profits interests represent net profits overriding royalty interests in various properties owned by the operating partnership. Dorchester Minerals Management LP serves as the general partner of Dorchester Minerals, L.P. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Newfield Exploration Company Profile

Newfield Exploration Company, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company has operations principally in the Anadarko and Arkoma basins of Oklahoma, the Williston Basin of North Dakota, and the Uinta Basin of Utah. It also holds oil producing assets offshore China. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

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