Kimbell Royalty Partners (NYSE:KRP – Get Rating) and Par Pacific (NYSE:PARR – Get Rating) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Kimbell Royalty Partners and Par Pacific’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Kimbell Royalty Partners||$248.06 million||3.80||$111.97 million||$1.75||8.21|
|Par Pacific||$7.32 billion||0.22||$364.19 million||$6.06||4.40|
Par Pacific has higher revenue and earnings than Kimbell Royalty Partners. Par Pacific is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kimbell Royalty Partners, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Kimbell Royalty Partners and Par Pacific, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Kimbell Royalty Partners||0||1||2||1||3.00|
Kimbell Royalty Partners presently has a consensus price target of $21.75, suggesting a potential upside of 51.36%. Par Pacific has a consensus price target of $28.57, suggesting a potential upside of 7.09%. Given Kimbell Royalty Partners’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Kimbell Royalty Partners is more favorable than Par Pacific.
This table compares Kimbell Royalty Partners and Par Pacific’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Kimbell Royalty Partners||47.32%||30.25%||13.11%|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
47.5% of Kimbell Royalty Partners shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.8% of Par Pacific shares are held by institutional investors. 5.6% of Kimbell Royalty Partners shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 4.9% of Par Pacific shares are held by insiders. 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.
Par Pacific beats Kimbell Royalty Partners on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Kimbell Royalty Partners
Kimbell Royalty Partners LP engages in owning and acquiring mineral and royalty interests in oil and natural gas properties. The company was founded by Robert Ravnaas, R. Davis Ravnaas, Brett G. Taylor on October 30, 2015 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, TX.
About Par Pacific
Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. engages in the operation of energy and infrastructure businesses. It operates through the following segments: Refining, Retail, Logistics, and Other. The Refining segment produces ultra-low sulfur diesel, gasoline, jet fuel, marine fuel, low sulfur fuel oil, and other associated refined products. The Retail segment sells gasoline, diesel, and retail merchandise. The Logistics segment is involved in terminals, pipelines, a single-point mooring, and trucking operations to distribute refined products throughout the islands of Oahu, Maui, Hawaii, Molokai, and Kauai. The company was founded on December 21, 1984 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.
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