Head-To-Head Contrast: Dorchester Minerals (NASDAQ:DMLP) & Mid-Con Energy Partners (NASDAQ:MCEP)

Mid-Con Energy Partners (NASDAQ:MCEP) and Dorchester Minerals (NASDAQ:DMLP) 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 earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation and dividends.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mid-Con Energy Partners and Dorchester Minerals’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mid-Con Energy Partners $55.50 million 0.11 -$600,000.00 N/A N/A
Dorchester Minerals $78.80 million 5.62 $51.03 million N/A N/A

Dorchester Minerals has higher revenue and earnings than Mid-Con Energy Partners.

Profitability

This table compares Mid-Con Energy Partners and Dorchester Minerals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mid-Con Energy Partners 5.28% 32.40% 9.50%
Dorchester Minerals 63.19% 41.17% 39.41%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Mid-Con Energy Partners and Dorchester Minerals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mid-Con Energy Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A
Dorchester Minerals 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility & Risk

Mid-Con Energy Partners has a beta of 1.07, suggesting that its share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dorchester Minerals has a beta of 1.57, suggesting that its share price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

34.2% of Mid-Con Energy Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 18.3% of Dorchester Minerals shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.3% of Mid-Con Energy Partners shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 8.8% of Dorchester Minerals shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Dorchester Minerals beats Mid-Con Energy Partners on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mid-Con Energy Partners

Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP engages in the acquisition, ownership, and development of producing oil and natural gas properties in North America. The company's properties are primarily located in the Mid-Continent, Permian, Big Horn, and Powder River Basin regions of the United States in Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming areas. As of December 31, 2018, its total estimated proved reserves were 24.8 million barrel of oil equivalent. Mid-Con Energy GP, LLC serves as the general partner of Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

About Dorchester Minerals

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. engages in the acquisition, ownership, and administration of producing and nonproducing natural gas and crude oil royalty, net profits, and leasehold interests in the United States. The company's royalty properties consist of producing and nonproducing mineral, royalty, overriding royalty, net profits, and leasehold interests located in 574 counties and parishes in 25 states; and net profits interests represent net profits overriding royalty interests in various properties owned by the operating partnership. Dorchester Minerals Management LP serves as the general partner of Dorchester Minerals, L.P. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

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