Head-To-Head Survey: Ultra Petroleum (UPL) versus TransCoastal (TCEC)
Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL) and TransCoastal (OTCMKTS:TCEC) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability and risk.
Volatility and Risk
Ultra Petroleum has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TransCoastal has a beta of -0.98, indicating that its share price is 198% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Ultra Petroleum and TransCoastal’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ultra Petroleum||$892.50 million||0.11||$85.21 million||$0.76||0.63|
Ultra Petroleum has higher revenue and earnings than TransCoastal.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Ultra Petroleum and TransCoastal, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Ultra Petroleum currently has a consensus price target of $1.00, indicating a potential upside of 108.07%. Given Ultra Petroleum’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Ultra Petroleum is more favorable than TransCoastal.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
75.1% of Ultra Petroleum shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Ultra Petroleum shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 67.1% of TransCoastal shares are owned by 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 Ultra Petroleum and TransCoastal’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Ultra Petroleum beats TransCoastal on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Ultra Petroleum
Ultra Petroleum Corp., an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, operation, and production of oil and natural gas properties. Its principal business activities are developing its natural gas reserves in the Green River Basin of southwest Wyomingthe Pinedale and Jonah fields. As of December 31, 2018, the company owned interests in approximately 114,000 gross acres in Wyoming. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.
TransCoastal Corporation, an energy development company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties. It holds interests in approximately 100 acquired or divested wells; and 200 undeveloped locations covering an area of approximately 6000 acres of leased oil and gas property located primarily in the panhandle area of west Texas. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
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