Cardinal Energy Group (OTCMKTS: CEGX) and Crescent Point Energy Corporation (NYSE:CPG) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

39.0% of Crescent Point Energy Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 11.3% of Cardinal Energy Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for Cardinal Energy Group and Crescent Point Energy Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cardinal Energy Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Crescent Point Energy Corporation 0 1 4 0 2.80

Crescent Point Energy Corporation has a consensus target price of $20.75, indicating a potential upside of 158.08%. Given Crescent Point Energy Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Crescent Point Energy Corporation is more favorable than Cardinal Energy Group.

Risk & Volatility

Cardinal Energy Group has a beta of -5.7, meaning that its share price is 670% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crescent Point Energy Corporation has a beta of 1.56, meaning that its share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Cardinal Energy Group and Crescent Point Energy Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cardinal Energy Group N/A N/A N/A
Crescent Point Energy Corporation -13.80% 1.83% 1.08%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cardinal Energy Group and Crescent Point Energy Corporation’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cardinal Energy Group $247,881.00 7.14 -$732,086.00 N/A N/A
Crescent Point Energy Corporation $2.12 billion 2.07 $1.31 billion ($0.58) -13.86

Crescent Point Energy Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Cardinal Energy Group.

Dividends

Crescent Point Energy Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Cardinal Energy Group does not pay a dividend. Crescent Point Energy Corporation pays out -51.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Crescent Point Energy Corporation beats Cardinal Energy Group on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Cardinal Energy Group Company Profile

Cardinal Energy Group, Inc. is engaged in the business of acquiring, developing and operating oil and gas leases. These operations are primarily focused on properties in which it holds a leasehold interest. The Company owns interests in oil and gas leases located in the north-central section of Texas. It holds approximately 85% working interest in the Dawson-Conway leases located in Shackelford County, Texas. The property consists of approximately 41 wells on over 618 acres. It holds approximately 100% working interest in the Powers-Sanders lease located in Shackelford County, Texas. The property consists of approximately 385 acres and over five producing oil wells. It holds approximately 100% working interest in the Stroebel-Broyles leases located in Eastland County, Texas. It holds approximately 43.75% working interest in the Fortune prospect located in Shackelford County, Texas. It holds over 100% working interest in the Bradford West lease.

Crescent Point Energy Corporation Company Profile

Crescent Point Energy Corp. acquires, explores, develops, and produces light and medium oil and natural gas properties in Western Canada and the United States. The company's crude oil and natural gas properties, and related assets are located in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba; and the states of North Dakota, Montana, Colorado, and Utah. Crescent Point Energy Corp. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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