Alta Mesa Resources (NASDAQ:AMR) and STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH (NASDAQ:STLR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.
Risk and Volatility
Alta Mesa Resources has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its share price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH has a beta of -0.05, meaning that its share price is 105% less volatile than the S&P 500.
50.1% of Alta Mesa Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.5% of STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Alta Mesa Resources shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 32.9% of STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Alta Mesa Resources and STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Alta Mesa Resources||N/A||-2.39%||-1.75%|
|STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH||N/A||-16.16%||-1.62%|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Alta Mesa Resources and STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Alta Mesa Resources||N/A||N/A||$1.89 million||N/A||N/A|
|STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH||N/A||N/A||-$300,000.00||N/A||N/A|
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Alta Mesa Resources and STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Alta Mesa Resources||0||2||2||0||2.50|
|STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Alta Mesa Resources currently has a consensus target price of $8.30, suggesting a potential upside of 425.32%. Given Alta Mesa Resources’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Alta Mesa Resources is more favorable than STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH.
Alta Mesa Resources beats STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
Alta Mesa Resources Company Profile
Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. focuses on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and natural gas reserves in the Anadarko Basin. It also offers midstream energy services, including crude oil and gas gathering, processing, and marketing to producers of natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, and condensate in the STACK Play region of Oklahoma. The company was formerly known as Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II and changed its name to Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. in February 2018. Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Houston, Texas.
STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH Company Profile
Stellar Acquisition III Inc. does not have significant operations. The company intends to acquire through a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, recapitalization, exchangeable share transactions, or other similar business transactions with one or more operating businesses or assets. Stellar Acquisition III Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Athens, Greece.
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