Epsilon Energy (NASDAQ:EPSN – Get Rating) is one of 278 public companies in the “Crude petroleum & natural gas” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Epsilon Energy to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.
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.
This table compares Epsilon Energy and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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 peers have higher revenue and earnings than Epsilon Energy. Epsilon Energy is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Epsilon Energy and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|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 peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Epsilon Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Volatility and Risk
Epsilon Energy has a beta of 0.2, meaning that its stock price is 80% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Epsilon Energy’s peers have a beta of -13.86, meaning that their average stock price is 1,486% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Epsilon Energy and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Epsilon Energy Competitors||-9.87%||77.06%||7.53%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
48.8% of Epsilon Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 50.1% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 25.7% of Epsilon Energy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.4% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
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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