Lightstream Resources Cl A (OTCMKTS:LSTMF) and Enterprise GP (NYSE:EPE) 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, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
64.3% of Enterprise GP shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Enterprise GP shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Lightstream Resources Cl A and Enterprise GP’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Lightstream Resources Cl A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Lightstream Resources Cl A and Enterprise GP, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Lightstream Resources Cl A||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Enterprise GP has a consensus target price of $2.33, suggesting a potential upside of 228.64%.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Lightstream Resources Cl A and Enterprise GP’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Lightstream Resources Cl A||$345.11 million||0.00||-$740.72 million||N/A||N/A|
|Enterprise GP||$1.07 billion||0.17||-$194.00 million||($0.39)||-1.82|
Enterprise GP has higher revenue and earnings than Lightstream Resources Cl A.
Volatility & Risk
Lightstream Resources Cl A has a beta of -0.78, meaning that its stock price is 178% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enterprise GP has a beta of 3.15, meaning that its stock price is 215% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Enterprise GP beats Lightstream Resources Cl A on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Lightstream Resources Cl A Company Profile
Lightstream Resources Ltd. is an exploration company. The company is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas reserves in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan with a focus on light oil. Its operating areas include SouthEast Saskatchewan in the Bakken and Mississippian formations, central Alberta in the Cardium formation and North Central Alberta in the Swan Hills area. The company was founded on July 30, 2009 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
Enterprise GP Company Profile
EP Energy Corporation, an independent exploration and production company, engages in the exploration for and the acquisition, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company has interests in three primary areas, such as the Permian basin in West Texas; the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas; and the Altamont Field in the Uinta basin in Northeastern Utah. As of December 31, 2017, it had proved reserves of 392.1 million barrels of oil equivalent and had average net daily production of 82,257 barrel of oil equivalent/per day. The company primarily sells its oil and natural gas production to third parties. EP Energy Corporation was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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