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

Dividends

Crescent Point Energy Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.9%. Stone Energy Corporation does not pay a dividend. Crescent Point Energy Corporation pays out -48.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Crescent Point Energy Corporation -13.80% 1.83% 1.08%
Stone Energy Corporation 41.74% -215.45% 29.97%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Crescent Point Energy Corporation and Stone Energy Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Crescent Point Energy Corporation $2.03 billion 1.93 $1.26 billion ($0.58) -12.36
Stone Energy Corporation $364.82 million 1.43 $201.90 million N/A N/A

Crescent Point Energy Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Stone Energy Corporation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Crescent Point Energy Corporation and Stone Energy Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Crescent Point Energy Corporation 0 1 5 0 2.83
Stone Energy Corporation 1 1 1 0 2.00

Crescent Point Energy Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $25.17, indicating a potential upside of 251.00%. Stone Energy Corporation has a consensus price target of $6.50, indicating a potential downside of 75.04%. Given Crescent Point Energy Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Crescent Point Energy Corporation is more favorable than Stone Energy Corporation.

Risk and Volatility

Crescent Point Energy Corporation has a beta of 1.55, meaning that its share price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Stone Energy Corporation has a beta of 1.68, meaning that its share price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

39.0% of Crescent Point Energy Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 99.8% of Stone Energy Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 3.5% of Stone Energy Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Crescent Point Energy Corporation beats Stone Energy Corporation on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Crescent Point Energy Corporation

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.

About Stone Energy Corporation

Stone Energy Corporation is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development and operation of oil and gas properties. The Company operates in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) basin. It has leveraged its operations in the GOM conventional shelf and has its reserve base in the prolific basins of the GOM deep water, Gulf Coast deep gas, and the Marcellus and Utica shales in Appalachia. Its estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves are over 60 million barrels of oil equivalents (MMBoe) or 340 billion cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe). Over 95 MMBoe or 570 Bcfe of its estimated proved reserves are revised downward. It has made investments in seismic data and leasehold interests, and has geological, geophysical, engineering and operational operations in deep water arena to evaluate potential exploration, development and acquisition opportunities. It holds over two deep water platforms, producing reserves and various leases.

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