Chaparral Energy (NYSE:CHAP) and Rancher Energy (OTCMKTS:TRXO) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, valuation, risk and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.6% of Chaparral Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 4.3% of Chaparral Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 18.4% of Rancher Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Chaparral Energy has a beta of 2.92, meaning that its share price is 192% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rancher Energy has a beta of 6, meaning that its share price is 500% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Chaparral Energy and Rancher Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chaparral Energy 0 1 1 0 2.50
Rancher Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Chaparral Energy presently has a consensus price target of $6.00, indicating a potential upside of 769.57%. Given Chaparral Energy’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Chaparral Energy is more favorable than Rancher Energy.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Chaparral Energy $236.35 million 0.14 -$468.95 million $0.45 1.53
Rancher Energy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Rancher Energy has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Chaparral Energy.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chaparral Energy -153.15% 4.63% 2.29%
Rancher Energy N/A N/A N/A

Summary

Chaparral Energy beats Rancher Energy on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

Rancher Energy Company Profile

T-Rex Oil, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States. The company owns various properties, which are primarily located in the Rocky Mountain region of Wyoming, as well as Nebraska. T-Rex Oil, Inc. is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.

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