Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust (NYSE:CHKR) and Mid-Con Energy Partners (NYSE:MCEP) Head-To-Head Analysis

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Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust (NYSE:CHKR) and Mid-Con Energy Partners (NASDAQ:MCEP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust and Mid-Con Energy Partners, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Mid-Con Energy Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust and Mid-Con Energy Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust $13.50 million 3.67 $11.30 million N/A N/A
Mid-Con Energy Partners $72.79 million 0.19 -$18.25 million N/A N/A

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Mid-Con Energy Partners.

Dividends

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.3%. Mid-Con Energy Partners does not pay a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust has a beta of 1.11, indicating that its stock price is 11% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mid-Con Energy Partners has a beta of 1.76, indicating that its stock price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.7% of Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 13.8% of Mid-Con Energy Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 7.3% of Mid-Con Energy Partners shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust and Mid-Con Energy Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust 81.70% 42.63% 42.51%
Mid-Con Energy Partners -19.67% 16.30% 4.32%

Summary

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust beats Mid-Con Energy Partners on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust owns royalty interests in oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas properties located in the Colony Granite Wash play in Washita County in the Anadarko Basin of Western Oklahoma. The company has royalty interests in 69 producing wells and 118 development wells, and in approximately 26,400 net acres of area. As of December 31, 2018, its reserve estimates for the royalty interests included 5,075 thousand barrels of oil equivalent of proved developed reserves. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Houston, Texas.

About Mid-Con Energy Partners

Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP engages in the acquisition, ownership, and development of producing oil and natural gas properties in North America. The company's properties are primarily located in the Mid-Continent, Permian, Big Horn, and Powder River Basin regions of the United States in Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming areas. As of December 31, 2018, its total estimated proved reserves were 24.8 million barrel of oil equivalent. Mid-Con Energy GP, LLC serves as the general partner of Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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