Nostrum Oil & Gas (OTCMKTS:NSTRY) and Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE:BCEI) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Nostrum Oil & Gas and Bonanza Creek Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Nostrum Oil & Gas||$322.13 million||0.00||-$989.93 million||N/A||N/A|
|Bonanza Creek Energy||$313.22 million||2.42||$67.07 million||$3.24||11.25|
Risk & Volatility
Nostrum Oil & Gas has a beta of -0.4, suggesting that its stock price is 140% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bonanza Creek Energy has a beta of 1.99, suggesting that its stock price is 99% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Nostrum Oil & Gas and Bonanza Creek Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Nostrum Oil & Gas||-520.92%||-9.77%||-1.43%|
|Bonanza Creek Energy||17.03%||4.09%||3.33%|
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Nostrum Oil & Gas and Bonanza Creek Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Nostrum Oil & Gas||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Bonanza Creek Energy||0||1||7||0||2.88|
Bonanza Creek Energy has a consensus price target of $32.25, indicating a potential downside of 11.50%. Given Bonanza Creek Energy’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bonanza Creek Energy is more favorable than Nostrum Oil & Gas.
Bonanza Creek Energy beats Nostrum Oil & Gas on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Nostrum Oil & Gas
Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas in the pre-Caspian Basin. The company discovers and develops oil and gas reserves, as well as produces and sells crude oil, stabilized condensate, liquefied petroleum gas, and dry gas. Its principal producing asset is 100% owned Chinarevskoye field located in North-western Kazakhstan. The company operates proved and probable reserve of 138 mmboe. Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC was founded in 1997 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.
About Bonanza Creek Energy
Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc., an oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and related liquids-rich natural gas in the United States. Its primary oil and liquids-weighted assets are located in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado. As of December 31, 2020, the company had proved reserves of 118.2 million barrel of oil equivalent. Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
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