Reviewing Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) & Sundance Energy Australia (OTCMKTS:SDCJF)

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

Risk & Volatility

Enerplus has a beta of 2.72, suggesting that its stock price is 172% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sundance Energy Australia has a beta of 3.96, suggesting that its stock price is 296% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Enerplus and Sundance Energy Australia’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Enerplus $963.90 million 3.04 $234.44 million $0.74 16.34
Sundance Energy Australia $164.93 million 0.06 -$28.14 million N/A N/A

Enerplus has higher revenue and earnings than Sundance Energy Australia.


This table compares Enerplus and Sundance Energy Australia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enerplus 16.32% 53.28% 14.21%
Sundance Energy Australia 24.02% 13.45% 6.16%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Enerplus and Sundance Energy Australia, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enerplus 0 1 7 0 2.88
Sundance Energy Australia 0 0 0 0 N/A

Enerplus presently has a consensus price target of $19.69, suggesting a potential upside of 62.84%. Given Enerplus’ higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Enerplus is more favorable than Sundance Energy Australia.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

52.2% of Enerplus shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Enerplus beats Sundance Energy Australia on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Enerplus (Get Rating)

Enerplus Corporation, together with subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and development of crude oil and natural gas in the United States and Canada. The company's oil and natural gas properties are located primarily in North Dakota, Colorado, and Pennsylvania; and Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. As of December 31, 2021, it had proved plus probable gross reserves of approximately 8.2 million barrels (MMbbls) of light and medium crude oil; 20.7 MMbbls of heavy crude oil; 299.3 MMbbls of tight oil; 56.2 MMbbls of natural gas liquids; 19.7 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of conventional natural gas; and 1,367.9 Bcf of shale gas. Enerplus Corporation was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

About Sundance Energy Australia (Get Rating)

Sundance Energy Australia Limited operates as an onshore oil and gas company in the United States. The company explores for, develops, and produces oil and natural gas. Its exploration and development activities are focused on the Eagle Ford project in the South-Texas-Gulf Coast Basin. Sundance Energy Australia Limited was incorporated in 2004 and is based in Wayville, Australia.

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