KIMBELL ROYALTY (NYSE:KRP) and Ecopetrol (EC) Financial Comparison

KIMBELL ROYALTY (NYSE: KRP) and Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares KIMBELL ROYALTY and Ecopetrol’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
KIMBELL ROYALTY $14.63 million 17.94 $7.45 million N/A N/A
Ecopetrol $17.94 billion 1.08 $6.95 billion $0.44 21.48

Ecopetrol has higher revenue and earnings than KIMBELL ROYALTY.


KIMBELL ROYALTY pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.5%. Ecopetrol pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Ecopetrol pays out 36.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares KIMBELL ROYALTY and Ecopetrol’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ecopetrol 5.04% 3.60% 1.34%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for KIMBELL ROYALTY and Ecopetrol, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
KIMBELL ROYALTY 0 0 5 1 3.17
Ecopetrol 0 3 2 0 2.40

KIMBELL ROYALTY presently has a consensus price target of $21.83, indicating a potential upside of 37.23%. Ecopetrol has a consensus price target of $10.33, indicating a potential upside of 9.35%. Given KIMBELL ROYALTY’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe KIMBELL ROYALTY is more favorable than Ecopetrol.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

18.4% of KIMBELL ROYALTY shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.1% of Ecopetrol shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


KIMBELL ROYALTY beats Ecopetrol on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.


Kimbell Royalty Partners, LP owns and acquires mineral and royalty interests in oil and natural gas properties throughout the United States. As of December 31, 2015, the Company owned mineral and royalty interests in approximately 3.7 million gross acres and overriding royalty interests in approximately 0.9 million gross acres, with approximately 44% of its acres located in the Permian Basin. As of December 31, 2015, the Company’s mineral and royalty interests were located in 20 states and in every onshore basin across the continental United States, and included ownership in over 48,000 gross producing wells, including over 29,000 wells in the Permian Basin. The Company’s properties include Permian Basin, Mid-Continent, Terryville/Cotton Valley/Haynesville, Eagle Ford, Barnett Shale/Fort Worth Basin, Bakken/Williston Basin, San Juan Basin, Onshore California, DJ Basin/Rockies/Niobrara, Illinois Basin and others.

About Ecopetrol

Ecopetrol S.A. is an oil company. The Company operates in Colombia, Peru, Brazil and the United States Gulf Coast. The Company’s segments include Exploration and Production, Transportation and Logistics, and Refining, Petrochemicals and Biofuels. The Company’s Exploration and Production segment includes exploration, development and production activities in Colombia and abroad. The Company’s Transportation and Logistics segment includes the transportation of crude oil, motor fuels, fuel oil and other refined products, including diesel and biofuels. The Company’s main crude oil pipeline systems’ operating capacity is approximately 1.34 million barrels per day (BPD). The Company’s main refineries are the Barrancabermeja refinery, which it directly owns and operates, and a refinery in the Free Trade Zone in Cartagena that is operated by Reficar S.A., a subsidiary of the Company. The Company also owns and operates two other minor refineries: Orito and Apiay.

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