Head to Head Survey: Crescent Point Energy (NYSE:CPG) and Escalera Resources (NYSE:ESCRQ)

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Crescent Point Energy (NYSE:CPG) and Escalera Resources (OTCMKTS:ESCRQ) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Crescent Point Energy and Escalera Resources’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Crescent Point Energy $3.00 billion 0.59 -$2.02 billion $0.33 9.82
Escalera Resources N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Escalera Resources has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Crescent Point Energy.

Risk & Volatility

Crescent Point Energy has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Escalera Resources has a beta of 25.05, indicating that its share price is 2,405% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Crescent Point Energy and Escalera Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Crescent Point Energy -67.99% 4.22% 2.27%
Escalera Resources N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Crescent Point Energy and Escalera Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Crescent Point Energy 0 2 4 0 2.67
Escalera Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A

Crescent Point Energy currently has a consensus target price of $4.53, indicating a potential upside of 39.81%.

Dividends

Crescent Point Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Escalera Resources does not pay a dividend. Crescent Point Energy pays out 9.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

32.4% of Crescent Point Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 9.3% of Escalera Resources shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Crescent Point Energy beats Escalera Resources on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Crescent Point Energy Company Profile

Crescent Point Energy Corp. explores, develops, and produces light and medium crude oil and natural gas reserves in Western Canada and the United States. The company's crude oil and natural gas properties, and related assets are located in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba; and the states of North Dakota, Montana, and Utah. Crescent Point Energy Corp. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Escalera Resources Company Profile

Escalera Resources Co., an independent energy company, explores, develops, produces, and sells natural gas and crude oil primarily in the Rocky Mountain basins of the Western United States. It holds interests in the Atlantic Rim coalbed natural gas project located in south central Wyoming; and the Pinedale Anticline property located in the Green River Basin of Wyoming, as well as holds acreage with exploration potential in the Greater Green River Basin of Wyoming and the Huntington Basin of Nevada. The company also operates 91 producing wells in Wyoming and 1 well in Oklahoma; and gathers and transports third-party gas through its intrastate gas pipeline. As of December 31, 2014, it had estimated proved reserves of 85.8 billion cubic feet of natural gas and 247 thousand barrels of oil; owned interests in approximately 1,200 producing wells; and had an acreage position of 112,219 net acres in natural gas prone basins primarily located in the Rocky Mountains. The company was formerly known as Double Eagle Petroleum Co. and changed its name to Escalera Resources Co. in March 2014. Escalera Resources Co. was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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