RSP Permian (RSPP) and Pacific Coast Oil Trust (ROYT) Critical Contrast

RSP Permian (NYSE: RSPP) and Pacific Coast Oil Trust (NYSE:ROYT) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares RSP Permian and Pacific Coast Oil Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RSP Permian 31.07% 4.30% 2.95%
Pacific Coast Oil Trust 21.50% 3.40% 3.40%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.7% of RSP Permian shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.0% of Pacific Coast Oil Trust shares are held by institutional investors. 15.0% of RSP Permian shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for RSP Permian and Pacific Coast Oil Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RSP Permian 0 10 15 0 2.60
Pacific Coast Oil Trust 0 1 0 0 2.00

RSP Permian presently has a consensus target price of $51.81, indicating a potential upside of 6.58%. Pacific Coast Oil Trust has a consensus target price of $1.50, indicating a potential downside of 31.51%. Given RSP Permian’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe RSP Permian is more favorable than Pacific Coast Oil Trust.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares RSP Permian and Pacific Coast Oil Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
RSP Permian $803.71 million 9.64 $232.13 million $0.82 59.28
Pacific Coast Oil Trust $7.49 million 11.28 $4.35 million N/A N/A

RSP Permian has higher revenue and earnings than Pacific Coast Oil Trust.

Volatility and Risk

RSP Permian has a beta of 1.66, suggesting that its share price is 66% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pacific Coast Oil Trust has a beta of 2.21, suggesting that its share price is 121% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Pacific Coast Oil Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.3%. RSP Permian does not pay a dividend.

Summary

RSP Permian beats Pacific Coast Oil Trust on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About RSP Permian

RSP Permian, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, exploitation, development, and production of unconventional oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin of West Texas. It owns interest in contiguous acreage blocks in the core of the Midland Basin primarily in the adjacent counties of Midland, Martin, Andrews, Dawson, Ector, and Glasscock; and in Loving and Winkler counties of the Delaware Basin. RSP Permian, Inc. was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

About Pacific Coast Oil Trust

Pacific Coast Oil Trust acquires and holds net profits and royalty interests in various oil and natural gas properties located in California. Its properties include Orcutt properties located in the Santa Maria Basin; and West Pico, East Coyote, and Sawtelle properties located in the Los Angeles Basin of California. As of December 31, 2017, the company had proved reserves of 17.3 million barrels of oil equivalent. Pacific Coast Oil Trust was founded in 2012 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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