MV Oil Trust (MVO) & The Competition Head-To-Head Comparison

MV Oil Trust (NYSE: MVO) is one of 246 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare MV Oil Trust to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

This table compares MV Oil Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MV Oil Trust 89.71% N/A 38.19%
MV Oil Trust Competitors -437.52% -2.67% 0.90%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

9.8% of MV Oil Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.8% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

MV Oil Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 15.4%. MV Oil Trust pays out 140.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 401.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. MV Oil Trust is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MV Oil Trust and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
MV Oil Trust $8.20 million N/A 9.13
MV Oil Trust Competitors $1.42 billion $613.46 million 20.11

MV Oil Trust’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than MV Oil Trust. MV Oil Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

MV Oil Trust has a beta of 0.29, suggesting that its share price is 71% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MV Oil Trust’s competitors have a beta of 1.42, suggesting that their average share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for MV Oil Trust and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MV Oil Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
MV Oil Trust Competitors 1418 7373 11960 253 2.53

As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 37.19%. Given MV Oil Trust’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe MV Oil Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

MV Oil Trust competitors beat MV Oil Trust on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About MV Oil Trust

MV Oil Trust (the Trust) is a statutory trust. The Trust acquires and holds a term net profits interest for the benefit of the Trust unitholders. Its underlying properties consist of MV Partners, LLC’s (MV Partners) net interests in all of its oil and natural gas properties, which are located in the Mid-Continent region in the States of Kansas and Colorado. These oil and gas properties include approximately 1,000 producing oil and gas wells. The underlying properties located in the El Dorado Area are operated on behalf of MV Partners by Vess Oil Corporation (Vess Oil) and are located in the El Dorado, Augusta and Valley Center Fields. Each of Vess Oil and Murfin Drilling Company, Inc. (Murfin Drilling) operate leases on behalf of MV Partners included in the underlying properties that are located in the Northwest Kansas Area. The primary fields in this area are the Bemis-Shutts, Trapp, Ray and Hansen Fields.

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