Pantheon Resources (OTCMKTS:PTHRF) and Extraction Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:XOG) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Pantheon Resources and Extraction Oil & Gas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pantheon Resources N/A N/A N/A
Extraction Oil & Gas -0.87% 2.07% 0.91%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.1% of Extraction Oil & Gas shares are owned by institutional investors. 7.9% of Extraction Oil & Gas shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Pantheon Resources and Extraction Oil & Gas, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pantheon Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Extraction Oil & Gas 1 5 5 0 2.36

Extraction Oil & Gas has a consensus target price of $14.80, suggesting a potential upside of 319.26%. Given Extraction Oil & Gas’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Extraction Oil & Gas is more favorable than Pantheon Resources.

Volatility and Risk

Pantheon Resources has a beta of 3.08, meaning that its stock price is 208% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Extraction Oil & Gas has a beta of 1.44, meaning that its stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Pantheon Resources and Extraction Oil & Gas’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pantheon Resources N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Extraction Oil & Gas $604.30 million 1.03 -$44.40 million $0.03 117.67

Pantheon Resources has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Extraction Oil & Gas.

Summary

Extraction Oil & Gas beats Pantheon Resources on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Pantheon Resources Company Profile

Pantheon Resources Plc, through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and development of oil and gas in the United States. Its principal asset is a working interest ranging between 50% and 58% in four prospects in Tyler and Polk counties, East Texas. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Extraction Oil & Gas Company Profile

Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc., an independent oil and gas company, focuses on the acquisition, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquid reserves in the Rocky Mountain region, primarily in the Wattenberg Field of the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin of Colorado. As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 171,400 net acres of contiguous acreage blocks in the productive areas of the DJ Basin; held approximately 183,300 net acres outside of the Core DJ Basin; had estimated proved reserves of approximately 292.7 MMBoe; and had 1,300 gross producing wells. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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