TransGlobe Energy (NASDAQ: TGA) and Memorial Production Partners (NASDAQ:MEMP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares TransGlobe Energy and Memorial Production Partners’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|TransGlobe Energy||$122.36 million||0.78||-$87.66 million||($1.54)||-0.86|
|Memorial Production Partners||N/A||N/A||N/A||($6.48)||-0.02|
Memorial Production Partners has lower revenue, but higher earnings than TransGlobe Energy. TransGlobe Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Memorial Production Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Memorial Production Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.06 per share and has a dividend yield of 46.2%. TransGlobe Energy does not pay a dividend. Memorial Production Partners pays out -0.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares TransGlobe Energy and Memorial Production Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Memorial Production Partners||-395.31%||-496.55%||-58.07%|
This is a summary of recent ratings for TransGlobe Energy and Memorial Production Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Memorial Production Partners||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
22.4% of TransGlobe Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.5% of Memorial Production Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.0% of TransGlobe Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Memorial Production Partners shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
TransGlobe Energy beats Memorial Production Partners on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About TransGlobe Energy
TransGlobe Energy Corporation is an oil exploration and production company. The Company’s activities are concentrated in the Arab Republic of Egypt (Egypt). The Company conducts its operations through the Arab Republic of Egypt segment. The Company is primarily engaged in oil exploration, development, production and the acquisition of properties. It holds interests in various production sharing concessions (PSC) in Eastern Desert Egypt and Western Desert Egypt. Its blocks in Eastern Desert Egypt include West Gharib, which covers approximately 34,860 acres; West Bakr, covering over 11,600 acres; North West (NW) Gharib, covering approximately 162,000 acres; South East (SE) Gharib, which covers over 125,650 acres, and South West (SW) Gharib, covering approximately 48,310 acres. Its blocks in the Western Desert Egypt include South Alamein, covering approximately 335,830 acres; South Ghazalat, covering over 465,300 acres, and North West (NW) Sitra, covering approximately 480,850 acres.
About Memorial Production Partners
Memorial Production Partners LP (the Partnership) owns, acquires and exploits oil and natural gas properties in North America. The Partnership is owned by its limited partners and general partner. Its general partner is responsible for managing all of the Partnership’s operations and activities. The Partnership operates in the acquisition, exploitation, development and production of oil and natural gas properties segment. Its business activities are conducted through Memorial Production Operating LLC (OLLC) and its wholly owned subsidiaries. Its assets consist primarily of producing oil and natural gas properties, and are located in East Texas/Louisiana, Rockies, Offshore Southern California, Permian Basin and South Texas. Most of its oil and natural gas properties are located in oil and natural gas reservoirs with geologic characteristics and production profiles and capital requirements.
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