Parsley Energy (OTCMKTS: ANFC) and Black Ridge Oil & Gas (OTCMKTS:ANFC) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Parsley Energy and Black Ridge Oil & Gas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Parsley Energy 16.89% 5.25% 3.58%
Black Ridge Oil & Gas N/A -33.87% -0.62%

Volatility and Risk

Parsley Energy has a beta of -0.55, meaning that its share price is 155% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Black Ridge Oil & Gas has a beta of 0.92, meaning that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Parsley Energy and Black Ridge Oil & Gas’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Parsley Energy $967.04 million 9.43 $106.77 million $0.69 41.72
Black Ridge Oil & Gas $1.00 million 10.56 -$390,000.00 N/A N/A

Parsley Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Black Ridge Oil & Gas.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Parsley Energy and Black Ridge Oil & Gas, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Parsley Energy 0 3 22 0 2.88
Black Ridge Oil & Gas 0 0 0 0 N/A

Parsley Energy presently has a consensus price target of $38.79, suggesting a potential upside of 34.74%. Given Parsley Energy’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Parsley Energy is more favorable than Black Ridge Oil & Gas.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.6% of Parsley Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 13.2% of Parsley Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Parsley Energy beats Black Ridge Oil & Gas on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Parsley Energy

Parsley Energy, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, development, production, exploration, and sale of crude oil and natural gas properties in the Permian Basin in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico. As of December 31, 2017, its acreage position consisted of 219,747 net acres, including 174,392 net acres in the Midland Basin and 45,355 net acres in the Delaware Basin; and 241.0 net producing horizontal wells and 731.5 net producing vertical wells, as well an estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves were 416.4 MMBoe. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

About Black Ridge Oil & Gas

Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. focuses on acquiring, investing in, and managing the oil and gas assets in the United States. The company was formerly known as Ante5, Inc. and changed its name to Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. in April 2012. Black Ridge Oil & Gas, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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