Pacific Coast Oil Trust (NYSE:ROYT) and Concho Resources (NYSE:CXO) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Pacific Coast Oil Trust has a beta of 2.43, meaning that its stock price is 143% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Concho Resources has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Pacific Coast Oil Trust and Concho Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pacific Coast Oil Trust 0 1 0 0 2.00
Concho Resources 0 8 16 0 2.67

Pacific Coast Oil Trust currently has a consensus price target of $1.50, suggesting a potential downside of 44.24%. Concho Resources has a consensus price target of $177.50, suggesting a potential upside of 21.33%. Given Concho Resources’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Concho Resources is more favorable than Pacific Coast Oil Trust.

Dividends

Pacific Coast Oil Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.49 per share and has a dividend yield of 18.2%. Concho Resources does not pay a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

15.1% of Pacific Coast Oil Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.4% of Concho Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Concho Resources shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pacific Coast Oil Trust and Concho Resources’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pacific Coast Oil Trust $7.49 million 13.86 $4.35 million N/A N/A
Concho Resources $2.59 billion 11.33 $956.00 million $2.09 70.00

Concho Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Pacific Coast Oil Trust.

Profitability

This table compares Pacific Coast Oil Trust and Concho Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pacific Coast Oil Trust 28.59% 3.49% 3.49%
Concho Resources 34.13% 5.37% 3.54%

Summary

Concho Resources beats Pacific Coast Oil Trust on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pacific Coast Oil Trust Company Profile

Pacific Coast Oil Trust acquires and holds net profits and royalty interests in various oil and natural gas properties located in California. Its properties include Orcutt properties located in the Santa Maria Basin; and West Pico, East Coyote, and Sawtelle properties located in the Los Angeles Basin of California. As of December 31, 2017, the company had proved reserves of 17.3 million barrels of oil equivalent. Pacific Coast Oil Trust was founded in 2012 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Concho Resources Company Profile

Concho Resources Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, development, and exploration of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The company's principal operating areas are located in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas. As of December 31, 2017, its total estimated proved reserves were 840 million barrels of oil equivalent. Concho Resources Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas.

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