Head to Head Comparison: HighPoint Resources (NYSE:HPR) & Permianville Royalty Trust (NYSE:PVL)

HighPoint Resources (NYSE:HPR) and Permianville Royalty Trust (NYSE:PVL) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

HighPoint Resources has a beta of 3.2, meaning that its stock price is 220% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Permianville Royalty Trust has a beta of 1.46, meaning that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares HighPoint Resources and Permianville Royalty Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
HighPoint Resources $453.00 million 0.52 $121.22 million ($0.03) -37.00
Permianville Royalty Trust $15.94 million 4.55 $14.35 million N/A N/A

HighPoint Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Permianville Royalty Trust.

Dividends

Permianville Royalty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.53 per share and has a dividend yield of 24.1%. HighPoint Resources does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for HighPoint Resources and Permianville Royalty Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HighPoint Resources 1 2 2 0 2.20
Permianville Royalty Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

HighPoint Resources currently has a consensus price target of $4.17, suggesting a potential upside of 275.38%. Given HighPoint Resources’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe HighPoint Resources is more favorable than Permianville Royalty Trust.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

96.3% of HighPoint Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.1% of Permianville Royalty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of HighPoint Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares HighPoint Resources and Permianville Royalty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HighPoint Resources 20.14% -2.00% -1.00%
Permianville Royalty Trust 30.04% 14.31% 14.31%

Summary

HighPoint Resources beats Permianville Royalty Trust on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

HighPoint Resources Company Profile

HighPoint Resources Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. It primarily holds interests in the Denver Julesburg Basin in Colorado's eastern plains and parts of southeastern Wyoming. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Permianville Royalty Trust Company Profile

Permianville Royalty Trust operates a statutory trust. It owns a net profits interest representing the right to receive 80% of the net profits from the sale of oil and natural gas production from properties located in the states of Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico. The company was formerly known as Enduro Royalty Trust and changed its name to Permianville Royalty Trust in September 2018. Permianville Royalty Trust was founded in 2011 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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