SilverBow Resources (NYSE:SBOW) and Chaparral Energy (NYSE:CHAP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, risk, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares SilverBow Resources and Chaparral Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SilverBow Resources 34.36% 26.09% 10.61%
Chaparral Energy -198.42% 1.89% 1.02%

Risk and Volatility

SilverBow Resources has a beta of 2.8, meaning that its share price is 180% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chaparral Energy has a beta of 2.93, meaning that its share price is 193% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.5% of SilverBow Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.8% of Chaparral Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 3.3% of SilverBow Resources shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 2.2% of Chaparral Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares SilverBow Resources and Chaparral Energy’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SilverBow Resources $288.63 million 0.17 $114.66 million $9.74 0.42
Chaparral Energy $236.35 million 0.10 -$468.95 million $0.45 1.14

SilverBow Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Chaparral Energy. SilverBow Resources is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Chaparral Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for SilverBow Resources and Chaparral Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SilverBow Resources 0 0 1 0 3.00
Chaparral Energy 0 1 1 0 2.50

SilverBow Resources presently has a consensus price target of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 72.41%. Chaparral Energy has a consensus price target of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1,045.91%. Given Chaparral Energy’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Chaparral Energy is more favorable than SilverBow Resources.

Summary

SilverBow Resources beats Chaparral Energy on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

SilverBow Resources Company Profile

SilverBow Resources, Inc., an energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas from the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. As of December 31, 2018, it had proved reserves of 1,345 MMcfe. The company was formerly known as Swift Energy Company and changed its name to SilverBow Resources, Inc. in May 2017. SilverBow Resources, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Chaparral Energy Company Profile

Chaparral Energy, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and operation of onshore oil and natural gas properties primarily in Oklahoma, the United States. The company sells crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids primarily to refineries and gas processing plant. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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