Reviewing Whiting USA Trust II (WHZT) & Eclipse Resources (ECR)
Whiting USA Trust II (OTCMKTS:WHZT) and Eclipse Resources (NYSE:ECR) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Whiting USA Trust II and Eclipse Resources’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Whiting USA Trust II||$18.92 million||1.62||$18.11 million||N/A||N/A|
|Eclipse Resources||$383.66 million||11.23||$8.52 million||N/A||N/A|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
79.3% of Eclipse Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.3% of Eclipse Resources shares are owned by 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.
Risk & Volatility
Whiting USA Trust II has a beta of 1.55, suggesting that its stock price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eclipse Resources has a beta of 2.05, suggesting that its stock price is 105% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Whiting USA Trust II and Eclipse Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Whiting USA Trust II||39.17%||126.69%||124.58%|
Whiting USA Trust II pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 22.8%. Eclipse Resources does not pay a dividend.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Whiting USA Trust II and Eclipse Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Whiting USA Trust II||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Eclipse Resources has a consensus target price of $1.85, suggesting a potential downside of 87.01%. Given Eclipse Resources’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Eclipse Resources is more favorable than Whiting USA Trust II.
Eclipse Resources beats Whiting USA Trust II on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Whiting USA Trust II
Whiting USA Trust II holds a term net profits interest in the oil and gas producing properties located in the Permian Basin, Rocky Mountains, Gulf Coast, and Mid-Continent regions. As of December 31, 2017, its oil and gas properties included interests in approximately 376.7 net producing oil and natural gas wells located in 47 predominately mature fields with established production profiles in 10 states. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Houston, Texas. Whiting USA Trust II operates as a subsidiary of Whiting Petroleum Corporation.
About Eclipse Resources
Eclipse Resources Corporation, an independent exploration and production company, acquires and develops oil and natural gas properties in the Appalachian Basin. The company holds interests in the Utica Shale and Marcellus Shale areas. As of December 31, 2017, it had an acreage position approximately covering an area of 203,000 net acres in Eastern Ohio. The company's estimated proved reserves were 1,458.6 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. Eclipse Resources Corporation was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania.
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