Analyzing Epsilon Energy (EPSN) and The Competition

Epsilon Energy (NASDAQ:EPSNGet Rating) is one of 278 public companies in the “Crude petroleum & natural gas” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Epsilon Energy to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Volatility and Risk

Epsilon Energy has a beta of 0.2, meaning that its share price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Epsilon Energy’s rivals have a beta of -13.86, meaning that their average share price is 1,486% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Epsilon Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.6%. Epsilon Energy pays out 52.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies pay a dividend yield of 11.2% and pay out 129.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Epsilon Energy and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Epsilon Energy 27.45% 15.93% 12.37%
Epsilon Energy Competitors -9.87% 77.06% 7.53%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

48.8% of Epsilon Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.1% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 25.7% of Epsilon Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.4% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Epsilon Energy and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Epsilon Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Epsilon Energy Competitors 2228 10999 15776 626 2.50

As a group, “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies have a potential upside of 22.80%. Given Epsilon Energy’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Epsilon Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Epsilon Energy and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Epsilon Energy $42.40 million $11.63 million 14.58
Epsilon Energy Competitors $9.49 billion $644.53 million 8.17

Epsilon Energy’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Epsilon Energy. Epsilon Energy is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Epsilon Energy Company Profile (Get Rating)

Epsilon Energy Ltd., a natural gas and oil company, engages in the acquisition, development, gathering, and production of oil and gas reserves in the United States. It operates through Upstream and Gathering System segments. The Company has natural gas production in the Marcellus in Pennsylvania; and oil, natural gas liquids (NGL), and natural gas production in the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma. As of December 31, 2021, it had total estimated net proved reserves of 110,969 million cubic feet of natural gas reserves, 819,726 barrels of NGL, and 305,052 barrels of oil and other liquids. Epsilon Energy Ltd. was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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