EOG Resources (OTCMKTS: TPLM) and Triangle Petroleum (OTCMKTS:TPLM) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares EOG Resources and Triangle Petroleum’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EOG Resources $11.21 billion 6.09 $2.58 billion $1.12 105.20
Triangle Petroleum $358.13 million 0.01 -$822.34 million N/A N/A

EOG Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Triangle Petroleum.

Dividends

EOG Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.74 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Triangle Petroleum does not pay a dividend. EOG Resources pays out 66.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.2% of EOG Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.0% of Triangle Petroleum shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of EOG Resources shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 7.3% of Triangle Petroleum shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares EOG Resources and Triangle Petroleum’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EOG Resources 27.81% 12.38% 6.57%
Triangle Petroleum N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for EOG Resources and Triangle Petroleum, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EOG Resources 0 8 14 0 2.64
Triangle Petroleum 0 0 0 0 N/A

EOG Resources presently has a consensus price target of $135.00, indicating a potential upside of 14.58%. Given EOG Resources’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe EOG Resources is more favorable than Triangle Petroleum.

Volatility and Risk

EOG Resources has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Triangle Petroleum has a beta of 2.12, meaning that its share price is 112% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

EOG Resources beats Triangle Petroleum on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About EOG Resources

EOG Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, explores for, develops, produces, and markets crude oil and natural gas. The company's principal producing areas are located in New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming in the United States; and the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, the People's Republic of China, and Canada. As of December 31, 2017, it had total estimated net proved reserves of 2,527 million barrels of oil equivalent, including 1,313 million barrels (MMBbl) crude oil and condensate reserves; 503 MMBbl of natural gas liquid reserves; and 4,263 billion cubic feet of natural gas reserves. The company was formerly known as Enron Oil & Gas Company. EOG Resources, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

About Triangle Petroleum

Triangle Petroleum Corporation, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production, and Oilfield Services. As of January 31, 2016, the company had leasehold interests in approximately 103,540 net acres in the Bakken Shale and Three Forks formations in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana. It also offers oilfield services, including hydraulic pressure pumping, wireline, perforating, pump rental, workover, and other complementary services, as well as midstream services. The company was formerly known as Peloton Resources Inc. and changed its name to Triangle Petroleum Corporation in May 2005. Triangle Petroleum Corporation was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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