MV Oil Trust (NYSE: MVO) and Repsol Oil & Gas Canada (NYSE:TLM) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for MV Oil Trust and Repsol Oil & Gas Canada, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MV Oil Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Repsol Oil & Gas Canada 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares MV Oil Trust and Repsol Oil & Gas Canada’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MV Oil Trust $5.50 million 14.18 $4.60 million $0.76 8.92
Repsol Oil & Gas Canada N/A N/A N/A ($0.96) -8.32

MV Oil Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Repsol Oil & Gas Canada. Repsol Oil & Gas Canada is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MV Oil Trust, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

9.7% of MV Oil Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

MV Oil Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.50 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.4%. Repsol Oil & Gas Canada does not pay a dividend. MV Oil Trust pays out 65.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares MV Oil Trust and Repsol Oil & Gas Canada’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MV Oil Trust 90.96% N/A 46.68%
Repsol Oil & Gas Canada -3,613.64% -79.54% -35.34%

Summary

MV Oil Trust beats Repsol Oil & Gas Canada on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About MV Oil Trust

MV Oil Trust (the Trust) is a statutory trust. The Trust acquires and holds a term net profits interest for the benefit of the Trust unitholders. Its underlying properties consist of MV Partners, LLC’s (MV Partners) net interests in all of its oil and natural gas properties, which are located in the Mid-Continent region in the States of Kansas and Colorado. These oil and gas properties include approximately 1,000 producing oil and gas wells. The underlying properties located in the El Dorado Area are operated on behalf of MV Partners by Vess Oil Corporation (Vess Oil) and are located in the El Dorado, Augusta and Valley Center Fields. Each of Vess Oil and Murfin Drilling Company, Inc. (Murfin Drilling) operate leases on behalf of MV Partners included in the underlying properties that are located in the Northwest Kansas Area. The primary fields in this area are the Bemis-Shutts, Trapp, Ray and Hansen Fields.

About Repsol Oil & Gas Canada

Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc., formerly Talisman Energy Inc., is an upstream oil and gas company. The Company is engaged in the business of exploration, development, production and marketing of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. The Company’s activities are conducted in four geographic segments: North America, the North Sea, Southeast Asia and Other. The North America segment includes operations and exploration in Canada and the United States. The Southeast Asia segment includes operations and exploration activities in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and in Australia/Timor-Leste. The North Sea segment includes operations and exploration activities in the United Kingdom. The Company also has operations and exploration activities in Colombia, and exploration activities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, including over two blocks, Kurdamir and Topkhana. In Norway, it primarily operates the Blane, Gyda, Rev, Yme and Varg fields.

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