VOC Energy Trust (NYSE: VOC) and PetroChina Company Limited (NYSE:PTR) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and profitability.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
7.8% of VOC Energy Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of PetroChina Company Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk and Volatility
VOC Energy Trust has a beta of 0.84, suggesting that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PetroChina Company Limited has a beta of 1.19, suggesting that its share price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500.
VOC Energy Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.0%. PetroChina Company Limited pays an annual dividend of $1.39 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. VOC Energy Trust pays out 91.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. PetroChina Company Limited pays out 86.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for VOC Energy Trust and PetroChina Company Limited, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|VOC Energy Trust||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|PetroChina Company Limited||0||3||4||0||2.57|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares VOC Energy Trust and PetroChina Company Limited’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|VOC Energy Trust||$8.25 million||6.96||$8.16 million||$0.48||7.04|
|PetroChina Company Limited||$280.55 billion||0.41||$44.29 billion||$1.60||39.62|
PetroChina Company Limited has higher revenue and earnings than VOC Energy Trust. VOC Energy Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than PetroChina Company Limited, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares VOC Energy Trust and PetroChina Company Limited’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|VOC Energy Trust||90.57%||9.65%||9.65%|
|PetroChina Company Limited||1.08%||1.78%||1.02%|
PetroChina Company Limited beats VOC Energy Trust on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
VOC Energy Trust Company Profile
VOC Energy Trust is a statutory trust formed by VOC Brazos Energy Partners, L.P. (VOC Brazos). The business and affairs of the Company are managed by The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee. The Company was created to acquire and hold the net profits interest for the benefit of its unitholders. VOC Brazos’ properties include interests in approximately 820 gross producing wells covering over 91,490 gross acres. VOC Brazos’ properties are developed properties located in oil and natural gas producing regions of Kansas and Texas. VOC Brazos’ fields in the Central Kansas Uplift include Fairport Field, Chase-Silica Field and Marcotte Field. VOC Brazos’ fields in Western Kansas include the Bindley, Moore-Johnson and Wesley fields. VOC Brazos’ fields in South Central Kansas include the Gerberding, Spivey Grabs and Alford fields. VOC Brazos’ proved reserved in Texas are located in the Central Texas and East Texas areas.
PetroChina Company Limited Company Profile
PetroChina Company Limited is a China-based company principally engaged in the production and distribution of oil and gas. The Company mainly operates through four business segments. The Exploration and Production segment is principally engaged in the exploration, development, production and sales of crude oil and natural gas. The Refining and Chemical Products segment is principally engaged in the refining of crude oil and petroleum products, as well as the production and sales of basic petrochemical products, derivative petrochemical products and other chemical products. The Sales segment is principally engaged in the sales of refined petroleum products. The Natural Gas and Pipeline segment is engaged in the transportation and sales of natural gas, crude oil and refined petroleum products.
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