Chaparral Energy (NYSE:CHAP) and EQT (NYSE:EQT) Head to Head Survey

Chaparral Energy (NYSE:CHAP) and EQT (NYSE:EQT) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Chaparral Energy and EQT, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chaparral Energy 0 0 2 0 3.00
EQT 1 7 6 0 2.36

Chaparral Energy currently has a consensus price target of $24.00, indicating a potential upside of 1,197.30%. EQT has a consensus price target of $30.75, indicating a potential upside of 160.37%. Given Chaparral Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Chaparral Energy is more favorable than EQT.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.0% of Chaparral Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.3% of EQT shares are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Chaparral Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of EQT shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Chaparral Energy and EQT’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chaparral Energy -33.24% -1.48% -0.90%
EQT -7.41% 4.25% 2.33%

Risk & Volatility

Chaparral Energy has a beta of 4.02, indicating that its share price is 302% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EQT has a beta of 0.65, indicating that its share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Chaparral Energy and EQT’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Chaparral Energy $247.36 million 0.35 $33.44 million $0.31 5.97
EQT $4.56 billion 0.66 -$2.24 billion $1.70 6.95

Chaparral Energy has higher earnings, but lower revenue than EQT. Chaparral Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than EQT, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

EQT pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Chaparral Energy does not pay a dividend. EQT pays out 7.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

EQT beats Chaparral Energy on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Chaparral Energy

Chaparral Energy, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and operation of onshore oil and natural gas properties primarily in Oklahoma, the United States. The company sells crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids primarily to refineries and gas processing plant. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

About EQT

EQT Corporation operates as a natural gas production company in the United States. It produces natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), and crude oil. As of December 31, 2018, this segment had 21.8 trillion cubic feet of proved natural gas, NGLs, and crude oil reserves across approximately 1.4 million gross acres. The company was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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