Critical Comparison: Verde Clean Fuels (NASDAQ:VGAS) vs. LanzaTech Global (NASDAQ:LNZA)

Verde Clean Fuels (NASDAQ:VGASGet Free Report) and LanzaTech Global (NASDAQ:LNZAGet Free Report) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Verde Clean Fuels has a beta of -0.6, indicating that its stock price is 160% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, LanzaTech Global has a beta of 1.66, indicating that its stock price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Verde Clean Fuels and LanzaTech Global, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Verde Clean Fuels 0 0 0 0 N/A
LanzaTech Global 0 1 3 0 2.75

LanzaTech Global has a consensus price target of $6.33, indicating a potential upside of 207.44%. Given LanzaTech Global’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe LanzaTech Global is more favorable than Verde Clean Fuels.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Verde Clean Fuels and LanzaTech Global’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Verde Clean Fuels N/A N/A -$2.74 million ($0.49) -9.14
LanzaTech Global $62.63 million 6.50 -$134.10 million ($0.49) -4.20

Verde Clean Fuels has higher earnings, but lower revenue than LanzaTech Global. Verde Clean Fuels is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than LanzaTech Global, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

15.6% of Verde Clean Fuels shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 17.8% of LanzaTech Global shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Verde Clean Fuels and LanzaTech Global’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Verde Clean Fuels N/A -9.83% -8.48%
LanzaTech Global -152.29% -79.28% -39.67%


LanzaTech Global beats Verde Clean Fuels on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Verde Clean Fuels

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Verde Clean Fuels, Inc., operates as a clean energy technology company in the United States. It specializes in the conversion of synthesis gas, or syngas, derived from feedstocks, such as biomass, natural gas, and other feedstocks into liquid hydrocarbons that can be used as gasoline through proprietary liquid fuels technology. Verde Clean Fuels, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

About LanzaTech Global

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LanzaTech Global, Inc. operates as a nature-based carbon refining company in the United States and internationally. The company transforms waste carbon into the chemical building blocks for consumer goods, such as sustainable fuels, fabrics, and packaging. It is also developing biocatalysts and processes to produce a suite of additional products utilizing novel biocatalysts, including acetone and isopropanol (IPA) and industrial solvents used in various applications, including production of polymers from IPA. LanzaTech Global, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Skokie, Illinois.

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