Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE:CRT) and Mesa Royalty Trust (NYSE:MTR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings and risk.
This table compares Cross Timbers Royalty Trust and Mesa Royalty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Cross Timbers Royalty Trust||93.00%||88.39%||74.94%|
|Mesa Royalty Trust||93.30%||80.14%||66.76%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
9.8% of Cross Timbers Royalty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 14.6% of Mesa Royalty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.4% of Cross Timbers Royalty Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.73 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.6%. Mesa Royalty Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.19 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.1%. Mesa Royalty Trust has raised its dividend for 4 consecutive years.
Risk & Volatility
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust has a beta of 0.45, meaning that its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mesa Royalty Trust has a beta of 0.81, meaning that its stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Cross Timbers Royalty Trust and Mesa Royalty Trust’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cross Timbers Royalty Trust||$6.63 million||12.44||$7.39 million||N/A||N/A|
|Mesa Royalty Trust||$3.02 million||8.09||$2.93 million||N/A||N/A|
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Mesa Royalty Trust.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Cross Timbers Royalty Trust and Mesa Royalty Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Cross Timbers Royalty Trust||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Mesa Royalty Trust||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust beats Mesa Royalty Trust on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Cross Timbers Royalty Trust
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust operates as an express trust in the United States. It holds 90% net profits interests in certain producing and nonproducing royalty and overriding royalty interest properties in Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico; and 75% net profits interests in certain working interest properties in Texas and Oklahoma. The company was founded in 1991 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.
About Mesa Royalty Trust
Mesa Royalty Trust holds net overriding royalty interests in various oil and gas properties in the United States. It has interests in properties located in the Hugoton field of Kansas; and the San Juan Basin field of New Mexico and Colorado. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Houston, Texas.
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