Viking Energy Group (OTCMKTS:VKIN) and The Hong Kong and China Gas (OTCMKTS:HOKCY) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.
This table compares Viking Energy Group and The Hong Kong and China Gas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Viking Energy Group||-208.45%||-4,896.40%||-46.41%|
|The Hong Kong and China Gas||N/A||N/A||N/A|
This table compares Viking Energy Group and The Hong Kong and China Gas’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Viking Energy Group||$40.27 million||2.50||-$61.99 million||N/A||N/A|
|The Hong Kong and China Gas||$5.28 billion||5.30||$788.56 million||N/A||N/A|
The Hong Kong and China Gas has higher revenue and earnings than Viking Energy Group.
Risk and Volatility
Viking Energy Group has a beta of 0.36, meaning that its share price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, The Hong Kong and China Gas has a beta of 0.39, meaning that its share price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Viking Energy Group and The Hong Kong and China Gas, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Viking Energy Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|The Hong Kong and China Gas||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.0% of The Hong Kong and China Gas shares are owned by institutional investors. 20.1% of Viking Energy Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
The Hong Kong and China Gas beats Viking Energy Group on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Viking Energy Group
Viking Energy Group, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties. It owns and invests in oil and gas assets located in North America in Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The company was founded on May 3, 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.
About The Hong Kong and China Gas
The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, produces, distributes, and markets gas in Hong Kong and Mainland China. It is involved in the provision of liquefied natural gas, methanol, and coal and other chemicals; conversion and utilization of biomass, and industrial and agricultural waste; and operation of natural gas refilling stations, piped city-gas projects, upstream and midstream developments, water and wastewater treatment projects, energy exploration and utilization ventures, and aviation fuel facilities. The company supplies town gas to approximately 1.9 million customers. It also provides network connectivity, and data center and cloud computing services; and engages in the software development, solution implementation, and systems integration activities. In addition, the company offers consultancy and engineering contractor services, including utilities installation, infrastructure construction, and civil and building services engineering for public and private projects; and designs and manufactures gas meters and metering systems. Further, it is involved in water supply and wastewater treatment serving 2.4 million customers. Additionally, the company manufactures polyethylene piping and fittings; and engages in the customers center, cafÃ©, restaurant, retail sale, automatic meter reading system development, laboratory testing, payment gateway and related, project management, landfill gas project, financing, logistics, oil, research and development, property development, and securities investment activities. The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in North Point, Hong Kong.
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