(WHZ) and Stone Energy (NYSE:SGY) Financial Comparison

Stone Energy (NYSE: SGY) and (NYSE:WHZ) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.1% of Stone Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.5% of Stone Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Stone Energy and ‘s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Stone Energy 68.43% 590.23% 37.33%
N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Stone Energy and , as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Stone Energy 0 3 1 0 2.25
1 3 1 0 2.00

Stone Energy presently has a consensus price target of $5.08, indicating a potential downside of 80.85%. Given ‘s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe is more favorable than Stone Energy.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Stone Energy and ‘s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Stone Energy $377.39 million 1.41 -$590.58 million N/A N/A
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Stone Energy.

Summary

Stone Energy beats on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Stone Energy

Stone Energy Corporation is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development and operation of oil and gas properties. The Company operates in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) basin. It has leveraged its operations in the GOM conventional shelf and has its reserve base in the prolific basins of the GOM deep water, Gulf Coast deep gas, and the Marcellus and Utica shales in Appalachia. Its estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves are over 60 million barrels of oil equivalents (MMBoe) or 340 billion cubic feet equivalent (Bcfe). Over 95 MMBoe or 570 Bcfe of its estimated proved reserves are revised downward. It has made investments in seismic data and leasehold interests, and has geological, geophysical, engineering and operational operations in deep water arena to evaluate potential exploration, development and acquisition opportunities. It holds over two deep water platforms, producing reserves and various leases.

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