NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR (OTCMKTS: NSTRY) and Apache (NYSE:APA) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
98.1% of Apache shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Apache shares are owned by 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.
Apache pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR does not pay a dividend. Apache pays out 416.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.
Risk and Volatility
NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR has a beta of 0.6, meaning that its stock price is 40% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Apache has a beta of 1.06, meaning that its stock price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR and Apache’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR||$405.53 million||1.38||-$23.88 million||($0.52)||-22.91|
|Apache||$6.42 billion||2.73||$1.30 billion||$0.24||191.42|
Apache has higher revenue and earnings than NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR. NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Apache, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This table compares NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR and Apache’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR||-5.98%||-3.51%||-1.11%|
This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR and Apache, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Apache has a consensus target price of $42.47, indicating a potential downside of 7.56%. Given Apache’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Apache is more favorable than NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR.
Apache beats NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR on 14 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.
About NOSTRUM OIL & G/ADR
Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas in the pre-Caspian Basin. The company discovers and develops oil and gas reserves, as well as produces and sells crude oil, stabilized condensate, liquefied petroleum gas, and dry gas. Its principal producing asset is the Chinarevskoye field located in north-west Kazakhstan. As of January 1, 2018, the company had a proved and probable reserve of 488mmboe. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Apache Corporation, an independent energy company, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The company has operations in onshore assets located Permian and Midcontinent/Gulf Coast onshore regions; and offshore assets situated in the Gulf of Mexico region. It also holds onshore assets in Egypt's Western desert; and offshore assets in the North Sea region, including the United Kingdom. As of December 31, 2017, the company had total estimated proved reserves of 1.2 billion barrel of oil equivalent, including 583 million barrels of crude oil, 204 million barrels of NGLs, and 2.3 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Apache Corporation was founded in 1954 and is based in Houston, Texas.
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