Comparing Amplify Energy (OTCMKTS:AMPY) & American Energy Group (OTCMKTS:AEGG)

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Amplify Energy (OTCMKTS:AMPY) and American Energy Group (OTCMKTS:AEGG) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Dividends

Amplify Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 13.2%. American Energy Group does not pay a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Amplify Energy and American Energy Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amplify Energy $340.10 million 0.36 $54.61 million N/A N/A
American Energy Group N/A N/A -$1.26 million N/A N/A

Amplify Energy has higher revenue and earnings than American Energy Group.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.3% of Amplify Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.8% of Amplify Energy shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Amplify Energy and American Energy Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amplify Energy 6.27% 5.15% 2.39%
American Energy Group N/A N/A -2,778.85%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Amplify Energy and American Energy Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amplify Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
American Energy Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Volatility & Risk

Amplify Energy has a beta of 0.64, indicating that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Energy Group has a beta of -0.43, indicating that its stock price is 143% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Amplify Energy beats American Energy Group on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Amplify Energy Company Profile

Amplify Energy Corp. engages in the acquisition, development, exploitation, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The company's properties consist of operated and non-operated working interests in producing and undeveloped leasehold acreage, as well as working interests in identified producing wells located in the Rockies, federal waters offshore Southern California, East Texas/North Louisiana, and South Texas. As of December 31, 2018, it had total estimated proved reserves of approximately 841.1 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent; and 2,068 gross wells. The company was formerly known as Memorial Production Partners LP and changed its name to Amplify Energy Corp. in May 2017. Amplify Energy Corp. was founded in 2011 and is based in Houston, Texas.

American Energy Group Company Profile

The American Energy Group, Ltd. operates as an energy resource royalty company. The company holds 18% interest in the Yasin (2768-7) Block in Pakistan; and interests in two oil and gas leases in Galveston County, Texas. It also holds a 2.5% working interest in the Sanjawi Block No. 3068-2, Zone II that covers an area of 2,258 square kilometer located in Baluchistan Province; and Zamzama North Block No. 2667-8, Zone III that covers an area of 1,229 square kilometer located in Sindh Province. The company was formerly known as Belize-American Corp. Internationale and changed its name to The American Energy Group, Ltd. in November 1994. The American Energy Group, Ltd. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.

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