Head-To-Head Survey: Antero Resources (AR) vs. Carbon Natural Gas (CRBO)

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Antero Resources (NYSE:AR) and Carbon Natural Gas (OTCMKTS:CRBO) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Antero Resources and Carbon Natural Gas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Antero Resources 5.12% 2.80% 1.59%
Carbon Natural Gas 12.39% 8.65% 2.91%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.9% of Antero Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 6.4% of Carbon Natural Gas shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.4% of Antero Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 71.7% of Carbon Natural Gas 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.

Volatility & Risk

Antero Resources has a beta of 0.75, suggesting that its stock price is 25% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Carbon Natural Gas has a beta of 2.46, suggesting that its stock price is 146% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Antero Resources and Carbon Natural Gas, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Antero Resources 0 8 6 0 2.43
Carbon Natural Gas 0 0 0 0 N/A

Antero Resources presently has a consensus price target of $22.11, suggesting a potential upside of 106.03%. Given Antero Resources’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Antero Resources is more favorable than Carbon Natural Gas.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Antero Resources and Carbon Natural Gas’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Antero Resources $3.66 billion 0.93 $615.07 million $0.12 89.42
Carbon Natural Gas $22.47 million 3.10 $6.31 million N/A N/A

Antero Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Carbon Natural Gas.

Antero Resources Company Profile

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores, produces, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2017 had approximately 484,000 net acres in the southwestern core of the Marcellus Shale; approximately 137,000 net acres in the core of the Utica Shale; and approximately 214,000 net acres of Marcellus Shale leasehold. It also owned and operated 242 miles of gas gathering pipelines in the Marcellus Shale; and 123 miles of low-pressure, high-pressure, and condensate gathering pipelines in the Utica Shale; and 8 miles of high-pressure pipelines, as well as one compressor station. The company was formerly known as Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation and changed its name to Antero Resources Corporation in June 2013. Antero Resources Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

Carbon Natural Gas Company Profile

Carbon Energy Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids properties in the United States. It focuses on conventional and unconventional reservoirs, including shale, tight sand, and coalbed methane located in the Appalachian, Illinois, and Ventura Basins. As of December 31, 2017, it owned working interests in 2,600 net wells and royalty interests located in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia, as well as had leasehold positions in approximately 189,000 net developed acres and approximately 222,400 net undeveloped acres located in the Appalachian basin. The company also owned working interests in 29 net coalbed methane wells in the Illinois Basin; had a leasehold position in approximately 1,900 net developed acres and approximately 58,000 net undeveloped acres. In addition, it owned working interests in 200 net wells; and had leasehold positions in approximately 2,300 net developed acres, as well as approximately 8,000 net undeveloped acres. The company was formerly known as Carbon Natural Gas Company and changed its name to Carbon Energy Corporation in June 2018. Carbon Energy Corporation is based in Denver, Colorado.

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