Tullow Oil (OTCMKTS: TUWOY) and Paramount Resources (OTCMKTS:PRMRF) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends and institutional ownership.
Volatility and Risk
Tullow Oil has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Paramount Resources has a beta of 2.49, indicating that its share price is 149% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Tullow Oil and Paramount Resources, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Tullow Oil and Paramount Resources’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Tullow Oil||$1.27 billion||1.66||-$599.90 million||($0.20)||-7.60|
|Paramount Resources||$378.91 million||4.38||$141.44 million||N/A||N/A|
Paramount Resources has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Tullow Oil.
This table compares Tullow Oil and Paramount Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
0.6% of Paramount Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Paramount Resources beats Tullow Oil on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Tullow Oil
Tullow Oil plc engages in the oil and gas exploration, development, and production activities. Its portfolio comprises approximately 90 licenses covering 263,820 square kilometers in 16 countries. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
About Paramount Resources
Paramount Resources Ltd. is an energy company. The Company explores and develops unconventional and conventional petroleum and natural gas prospects, including long-term unconventional exploration and pre-development projects, and holds a portfolio of investments in other entities. The Company’s segments include Principal Properties, Strategic Investments and Corporate. The Principal Properties segment includes the Company’s Corporate Operating Units (COUs), which are involved in the exploration, development, production and marketing of natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil. The Strategic investments include investments in other entities; investments in exploration and development stage assets, including oil sands and carbonate bitumen interests, and prospective shale gas acreage in the Liard and Horn River Basin, and drilling rigs owned by its subsidiary, Fox Drilling Limited Partnership (Fox Drilling). Fox Drilling owns seven triple-sized rigs.
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