Critical Review: VOC Energy Trust (VOC) & Its Competitors
VOC Energy Trust (NYSE: VOC) is one of 23 public companies in the “Integrated Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare VOC Energy Trust to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.
This table compares VOC Energy Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|VOC Energy Trust||90.57%||9.65%||9.65%|
|VOC Energy Trust Competitors||-6.15%||2.75%||1.32%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
8.0% of VOC Energy Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.0% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by insiders. 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.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares VOC Energy Trust and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|VOC Energy Trust||$5.75 million||$4.84 million||8.25|
|VOC Energy Trust Competitors||$78.29 billion||$113.43 million||-195.59|
VOC Energy Trust’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than VOC Energy Trust. VOC Energy Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for VOC Energy Trust and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|VOC Energy Trust||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|VOC Energy Trust Competitors||216||660||774||31||2.37|
As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 23.30%. Given VOC Energy Trust’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe VOC Energy Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
VOC Energy Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.6%. VOC Energy Trust pays out 79.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.5% and pay out 139.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. VOC Energy Trust is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.
Risk and Volatility
VOC Energy Trust has a beta of 0.72, indicating that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VOC Energy Trust’s competitors have a beta of 1.44, indicating that their average share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.
About VOC Energy Trust
VOC Energy Trust is a statutory trust formed by VOC Brazos Energy Partners, L.P. (VOC Brazos). The business and affairs of the Company are managed by The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A., as trustee. The Company was created to acquire and hold the net profits interest for the benefit of its unitholders. VOC Brazos’ properties include interests in approximately 820 gross producing wells covering over 91,490 gross acres. VOC Brazos’ properties are developed properties located in oil and natural gas producing regions of Kansas and Texas. VOC Brazos’ fields in the Central Kansas Uplift include Fairport Field, Chase-Silica Field and Marcotte Field. VOC Brazos’ fields in Western Kansas include the Bindley, Moore-Johnson and Wesley fields. VOC Brazos’ fields in South Central Kansas include the Gerberding, Spivey Grabs and Alford fields. VOC Brazos’ proved reserved in Texas are located in the Central Texas and East Texas areas.
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