EOG Resources (NYSE: EOG) and Extraction Oil & Gas (NYSE:XOG) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares EOG Resources and Extraction Oil & Gas’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EOG Resources $9.55 billion 5.85 $3.84 billion ($0.51) -189.69
Extraction Oil & Gas N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

EOG Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Extraction Oil & Gas.

Dividends

EOG Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.67 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.7%. Extraction Oil & Gas does not pay a dividend. EOG Resources pays out -131.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares EOG Resources and Extraction Oil & Gas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EOG Resources -2.88% -0.68% -0.32%
Extraction Oil & Gas 6.05% 0.78% 1.05%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for EOG Resources and Extraction Oil & Gas, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EOG Resources 0 7 21 0 2.75
Extraction Oil & Gas 0 2 9 0 2.82

EOG Resources presently has a consensus price target of $108.22, indicating a potential upside of 11.86%. Extraction Oil & Gas has a consensus price target of $21.80, indicating a potential upside of 41.65%. Given Extraction Oil & Gas’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Extraction Oil & Gas is more favorable than EOG Resources.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.4% of EOG Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of EOG Resources shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

EOG Resources beats Extraction Oil & Gas on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About EOG Resources

EOG Resources, Inc. explores for, develops, produces and markets crude oil and natural gas in major producing basins in the United States, The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, The People’s Republic of China, Canada and, from time to time, select other international areas. Its operations are all crude oil and natural gas exploration and production related. As of December 31, 2016, its total estimated net proved reserves were over 2,147 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe), of which over 1178 million barrels (MMBbl) were crude oil and condensate reserves, over 416 MMBbl were natural gas liquids reserves and over 3318 billion cubic feet, or 553 MMBoe, were natural gas reserves. Its operations are focused in the productive basins in the United States with a focus on crude oil and, to a lesser extent, liquids-rich natural gas plays. It has operations offshore Trinidad, in the United Kingdom East Irish Sea, in the China Sichuan Basin and in Canada.

About Extraction Oil & Gas

Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc., formerly Extraction Oil & Gas, LLC, is an energy company. It is focused on the acquisition, development and production of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) reserves in the Rocky Mountains, primarily in the Wattenberg Field of the Denver-Julesburg Basin (the DJ Basin) of Colorado. It focuses on the development of the Codell and Niobrara formations. It offers its exploration and production processes in various steps, such as seismic, site preparation, drilling the well, completing the well, monitoring the well and reclaiming the site. The Company utilizes sound walls to mute or redirect noise caused by its operations. The Company uses an electric rig to manage its drilling operations. It uses vapor recovery units to capture emissions from storage facilities. It uses lease automatic custody transfer (LACT) units to collect oil from tanks in a closed-loop system that manages air emissions associated with the oil gathering and transportation process.

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