SilverBow Resources (NYSE:SBOW – Get Rating) and Viking Energy Group (OTCMKTS:VKIN – Get Rating) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.
This table compares SilverBow Resources and Viking Energy Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Viking Energy Group||3.86%||4.95%||1.04%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares SilverBow Resources and Viking Energy Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|SilverBow Resources||$407.20 million||1.20||$86.76 million||$5.38||5.02|
|Viking Energy Group||$37.99 million||1.01||-$14.49 million||N/A||N/A|
Volatility and Risk
SilverBow Resources has a beta of 2.25, meaning that its stock price is 125% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Viking Energy Group has a beta of -1.66, meaning that its stock price is 266% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for SilverBow Resources and Viking Energy Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Viking Energy Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
SilverBow Resources currently has a consensus price target of $60.00, suggesting a potential upside of 122.06%. Given SilverBow Resources’ higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe SilverBow Resources is more favorable than Viking Energy Group.
SilverBow Resources beats Viking Energy Group on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About SilverBow Resources
SilverBow Resources, Inc., an oil and gas company, acquires and develops assets in the Eagle Ford shale and Austin Chalk located in South Texas. As of December 31, 2021, it had proved reserves of 1,416 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. 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.
About Viking Energy Group
Viking Energy Group, Inc., an exploration and production company, engages in the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties in North America. It manufactures and supplies power generation products, services, and custom energy solutions; clean-tech energy systems, including combined heat and power, tier 4 final diesel, and natural gas industrial engines, solar, wind, and storage; designs and assembles electrical control equipment, such as switch gear, synchronization and paralleling gear, distribution, Bi-fuel, and complete power generation production controls; and clean energy and carbon-capture systems to generate clean electricity. The company also engages in developing, patent pending, electric transmission, and distribution of open conductor detection systems to detect a break in a transmission line, distribution line, or coupling failure. The company owns oil and gas leases in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Kansas. The company was formerly known as Viking Investments Group, Inc. and changed its name to Viking Energy Group, Inc. in March 2017. Viking Energy Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
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