Falcon Minerals (NASDAQ:FLMN) and GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A (NYSE:GSAH) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Falcon Minerals and GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Falcon Minerals 0 2 4 0 2.67

Falcon Minerals presently has a consensus price target of $10.50, suggesting a potential upside of 15.64%. Given Falcon Minerals’ higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Falcon Minerals is more favorable than GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A.


Falcon Minerals pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.8%. GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A does not pay a dividend. Falcon Minerals pays out 400.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Falcon Minerals and GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Falcon Minerals $97.20 million 4.93 $90.13 million $0.20 45.40
GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A N/A N/A $5.03 million N/A N/A

Falcon Minerals has higher revenue and earnings than GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.7% of Falcon Minerals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 36.4% of GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.6% of Falcon Minerals 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.


This table compares Falcon Minerals and GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Falcon Minerals N/A 14.99% 7.08%


Falcon Minerals beats GS ACQUISITION /SH CL A on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Falcon Minerals Company Profile

Falcon Minerals Corporation acquires and owns mineral, royalty, and over-riding royalty interests in oil and natural gas properties in North America. It owns interests covering approximately 256,000 gross unit acres in the Eagle Ford Shale and Austin Chalk in Karnes, DeWitt, and Gonzales Counties in Texas, as well as approximately 68,000 gross unit acres in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia that is prospective for the Marcellus Shale. The company is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.


GS Acquisition Holdings Corp does not have significant operations. It intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, or similar business combination with one or more businesses. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in New York, New York.

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