Rancher Energy (OTCMKTS:TRXO) and ENI (NYSE:E) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, earnings and risk.
Risk & Volatility
Rancher Energy has a beta of 2.37, indicating that its share price is 137% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ENI has a beta of 0.67, indicating that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
1.7% of ENI shares are held by institutional investors. 18.4% of Rancher Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Rancher Energy and ENI, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
ENI has a consensus target price of $17.00, suggesting a potential downside of 50.64%. Given ENI’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe ENI is more favorable than Rancher Energy.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Rancher Energy and ENI’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ENI||$89.53 billion||0.70||$4.87 billion||$3.00||11.48|
ENI has higher revenue and earnings than Rancher Energy.
ENI pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.1%. Rancher Energy does not pay a dividend. ENI pays out 46.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. ENI has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years.
This table compares Rancher Energy and ENI’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
ENI beats Rancher Energy on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Rancher Energy Company Profile
T-Rex Oil, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas properties in the United States. The company owns various properties, which are primarily located in the Rocky Mountain region of Wyoming, as well as Nebraska. T-Rex Oil, Inc. is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.
ENI Company Profile
Eni S.p.A. engages in the oil and gas, electricity generation and sale, and petrochemicals businesses. The company is involved in the oil and natural gas exploration, and field development and production activities, as well as liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations in 46 countries, including Italy, Libya, Egypt, Norway, the United Kingdom, Angola, Congo, Nigeria, the United States, Kazakhstan, Algeria, Australia, Venezuela, Iraq, Indonesia, Ghana, and Mozambique. It also supplies, trades in, and markets gas and electricity; transports international gas; supplies crude oil; and refines and markets petroleum products at retail and wholesale markets primarily in Italy and rest of Europe. In addition, the company engages in the commodity risk management and asset-backed trading activities; and production of various chemicals, including olefins and aromatics, basic intermediate products, polystyrenes, elastomers, and polyethylene in Italy and Western Europe. Further, it is involved in commodity trading and derivatives. Eni S.p.A. was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Rome, Italy.
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