Contrasting Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust (OTCMKTS:CHKR) & Talos Energy (NYSE:TALO)

Talos Energy (NYSE:TALOGet Free Report) and Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust (OTCMKTS:CHKRGet Free Report) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

Talos Energy has a beta of 2.05, meaning that its share price is 105% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust has a beta of 0.61, meaning that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Talos Energy and Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Talos Energy 7.36% 1.79% 0.76%
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust 75.62% 95.06% 95.06%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

97.1% of Talos Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Talos Energy shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Talos Energy and Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Talos Energy $1.65 billion 0.90 $381.92 million $0.96 12.51
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust $15.84 million 2.10 $12.99 million N/A N/A

Talos Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Talos Energy and Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Talos Energy 0 0 8 0 3.00
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Talos Energy currently has a consensus target price of $21.14, suggesting a potential upside of 76.12%. Given Talos Energy’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Talos Energy is more favorable than Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust.

Summary

Talos Energy beats Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Talos Energy

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Talos Energy Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States and Mexico. It also engages in the development of carbon capture and sequestration activities. Talos Energy Inc. was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

About Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust

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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. It has royalty interests in 69 producing wells and 118 development wells, and in approximately 26,400 net acres of area. The company was incorporated in 2011 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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