Bellatrix Exploration (OTCMKTS:BXEFF) and Royale Energy Funds (OTCMKTS:ROYL) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Bellatrix Exploration and Royale Energy Funds’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bellatrix Exploration $176.47 million 0.38 -$112.90 million ($1.89) -0.44
Royale Energy Funds $1.01 million 13.76 -$2.42 million N/A N/A

Royale Energy Funds has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Bellatrix Exploration.

Risk & Volatility

Bellatrix Exploration has a beta of 1.33, suggesting that its share price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Royale Energy Funds has a beta of 4.32, suggesting that its share price is 332% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Bellatrix Exploration and Royale Energy Funds, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bellatrix Exploration 0 0 0 0 N/A
Royale Energy Funds 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares Bellatrix Exploration and Royale Energy Funds’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bellatrix Exploration -66.96% -20.92% -11.78%
Royale Energy Funds N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

5.7% of Bellatrix Exploration shares are owned by institutional investors. 65.0% of Royale Energy Funds shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Royale Energy Funds beats Bellatrix Exploration on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Bellatrix Exploration Company Profile

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd., an oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas reserves in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan in Canada. It primarily focuses on developing its two core resource plays, the Cardium and the Spirit River in Western Canada. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Royale Energy Funds Company Profile

Royale Energy, Inc. focuses on the acquisition, development, and marketing of oil and natural gas in the United States. Its principal operations are located in California's Los Angeles and Sacramento Basins. The company was founded in 1986 and is based in El Cajon, California.

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