MV Oil Trust (NYSE:MVO – Get Rating) and Black Stone Minerals (NYSE:BSM – Get Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.
This table compares MV Oil Trust and Black Stone Minerals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|MV Oil Trust||93.16%||N/A||293.54%|
|Black Stone Minerals||71.80%||56.28%||35.40%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
4.7% of MV Oil Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.5% of Black Stone Minerals shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.1% of Black Stone Minerals shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Risk & Volatility
MV Oil Trust has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its stock price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Black Stone Minerals has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares MV Oil Trust and Black Stone Minerals’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|MV Oil Trust||$12.08 million||8.67||$11.33 million||$1.91||4.77|
|Black Stone Minerals||$663.60 million||4.52||$476.48 million||$2.10||6.81|
Black Stone Minerals has higher revenue and earnings than MV Oil Trust. MV Oil Trust is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Black Stone Minerals, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current recommendations for MV Oil Trust and Black Stone Minerals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|MV Oil Trust||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Black Stone Minerals||0||1||3||0||2.75|
Black Stone Minerals has a consensus target price of $19.00, suggesting a potential upside of 32.77%. Given Black Stone Minerals’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Black Stone Minerals is more favorable than MV Oil Trust.
Black Stone Minerals beats MV Oil Trust on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
About MV Oil Trust
MV Oil Trust is a close-ended investment trust. It engages in acquiring and holding a term net profits interest for the benefit of the trust unitholders. The company was founded on August 3, 2006 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.
About Black Stone Minerals
Black Stone Minerals LP is an exploration company. The firm engages in the exploration of oil and natural gas minerals. It focuses on the operation of Louisiana-Mississippi Salt Basins, Western Gulf, Permian Basin, Palo Duro Basin, East Texas Basin, Anadarko Basin, Appalachian Basin, Arkoma Basin, Bend Arch-Fort Worth, and Southwestern Wyoming. The company was founded in 1876 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.
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