Ferrellgas Partners (NYSE:FGP) and Sky Resort International (OTCMKTS:SKYL) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

Ferrellgas Partners has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sky Resort International has a beta of 2.21, suggesting that its share price is 121% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

5.0% of Ferrellgas Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Ferrellgas Partners shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 82.0% of Sky Resort International shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Ferrellgas Partners and Sky Resort International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ferrellgas Partners $2.07 billion 0.05 -$254.58 million ($0.43) -2.47
Sky Resort International N/A N/A -$120,000.00 N/A N/A

Sky Resort International has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Ferrellgas Partners.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Ferrellgas Partners and Sky Resort International, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ferrellgas Partners 1 2 0 0 1.67
Sky Resort International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Ferrellgas Partners presently has a consensus price target of $3.50, suggesting a potential upside of 230.19%. Given Ferrellgas Partners’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Ferrellgas Partners is more favorable than Sky Resort International.

Profitability

This table compares Ferrellgas Partners and Sky Resort International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ferrellgas Partners -13.38% N/A -3.64%
Sky Resort International N/A N/A -6,018.23%

Dividends

Ferrellgas Partners pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 37.7%. Sky Resort International does not pay a dividend. Ferrellgas Partners pays out -93.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Ferrellgas Partners beats Sky Resort International on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ferrellgas Partners Company Profile

Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. distributes and sells propane and related equipment and supplies. The company transports propane to propane distribution locations, tanks on customers' premises, or to portable propane tanks delivered to retailers. It conducts its portable tank exchange operations under the Blue Rhino brand name through a network of independent and partnership-owned distribution outlets. The company's propane is primarily used for space heating, water heating, cooking, outdoor cooking using gas grills, crop drying, irrigation, weed control, and other propane fueled appliances; as an engine fuel for combustion engine vehicles and forklifts; and as a heating or energy source in manufacturing and drying processes. It serves residential, industrial/commercial, portable tank exchange, agricultural, wholesale, and other customers in the United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. As of July 31, 2018, it operated 72 service centers and 859 propane distribution locations. The company is also involved in the sale of refined fuels; provision of common carrier services; and retail sale of propane appliances and related parts and fittings, as well as other retail propane related services and consumer products. Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. was founded in 1939 and is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas.

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