Circle Star Energy Corp (OTCMKTS: CRCL) is one of 188 public companies in the “Independent Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Circle Star Energy Corp to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Circle Star Energy Corp and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Circle Star Energy Corp N/A N/A -0.01
Circle Star Energy Corp Competitors $324.27 million -$31.05 million -8.52

Circle Star Energy Corp’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Circle Star Energy Corp. Circle Star Energy Corp is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Circle Star Energy Corp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Circle Star Energy Corp -126.19% N/A -60.51%
Circle Star Energy Corp Competitors -8,106.00% -63.21% -13.37%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

48.5% of shares of all “Independent Oil & Gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.8% of shares of all “Independent Oil & Gas” companies are held by 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.

Volatility & Risk

Circle Star Energy Corp has a beta of 1.21, meaning that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Circle Star Energy Corp’s peers have a beta of 1.20, meaning that their average stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Circle Star Energy Corp and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Circle Star Energy Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Circle Star Energy Corp Competitors 232 2046 3167 166 2.58

As a group, “Independent Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 21.18%. Given Circle Star Energy Corp’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Circle Star Energy Corp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Circle Star Energy Corp peers beat Circle Star Energy Corp on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Circle Star Energy Corp Company Profile

Circle Star Energy Corp. is an oil and gas exploration and production company. The Company owns a variety of non-operated working interests and overriding royalty interests in approximately 61 producing wells in Texas. The interests range from less than 1% up to approximately 5% in each well. The wells are located in the following areas: Permian Basin, Eagle Ford Shale, Pearsall Field, Giddings Field and the Woodbine Field. The wells are operated by Apache (Permian), EXCO (Eagle Ford Shale), CML (Giddings, Pearsall and Permian), Leexus (Giddings) and MD America Energy, LLC. (Woodbine). The Company has approximately 430 net leased acres in Texas. The Company operates four producing wells in Trego County, Kansas. The Company owns between a 25% and 55% working interest in these four wells. The Company has approximately 6,120 net leased acres in Kansas, of which approximately 1,440 are located in Trego County and approximately 4680 are located in Sheridan County.

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