HighPoint Resources (OTCMKTS:XOGAQ) and Black Ridge Oil & Gas (OTCMKTS:ANFC) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends and earnings.
Risk and Volatility
HighPoint Resources has a beta of 2.28, indicating that its share price is 128% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Black Ridge Oil & Gas has a beta of 1.73, indicating that its share price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares HighPoint Resources and Black Ridge Oil & Gas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Black Ridge Oil & Gas||N/A||256.39%||31.53%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares HighPoint Resources and Black Ridge Oil & Gas’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|HighPoint Resources||$906.64 million||0.02||-$1.39 billion||($0.46)||-0.32|
|Black Ridge Oil & Gas||$470,000.00||20.43||$4.13 million||N/A||N/A|
Black Ridge Oil & Gas has lower revenue, but higher earnings than HighPoint Resources.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for HighPoint Resources and Black Ridge Oil & Gas, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Black Ridge Oil & Gas||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
91.9% of HighPoint Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 6.0% of HighPoint Resources shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 39.7% of Black Ridge Oil & Gas shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Black Ridge Oil & Gas beats HighPoint Resources on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
Black Ridge Oil & Gas Company Profile
Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. focuses on acquiring, investing in, and managing the oil and gas assets in the United States. The company was formerly known as Ante5, Inc. and changed its name to Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. in April 2012. Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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