Contrasting Painted Pony Energy (OTCMKTS:PDPYF) & VAALCO Energy (OTCMKTS:EGY)

Painted Pony Energy (OTCMKTS:PDPYF) and VAALCO Energy (NYSE:EGY) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Painted Pony Energy and VAALCO Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Painted Pony Energy 0 2 0 0 2.00
VAALCO Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Painted Pony Energy and VAALCO Energy’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Painted Pony Energy $312.07 million 0.27 $5.45 million N/A N/A
VAALCO Energy $104.94 million 0.88 $98.23 million N/A N/A

VAALCO Energy has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Painted Pony Energy.

Volatility and Risk

Painted Pony Energy has a beta of 1.36, suggesting that its stock price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VAALCO Energy has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Painted Pony Energy and VAALCO Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Painted Pony Energy 8.34% 3.31% 1.71%
VAALCO Energy 96.56% 38.53% 23.21%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

43.7% of VAALCO Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of VAALCO Energy shares are owned by 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.

Summary

VAALCO Energy beats Painted Pony Energy on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Painted Pony Energy

Painted Pony Energy Ltd. engages in the exploration, development, and production of petroleum and natural gas resources in Western Canada. It focuses primarily on the development and production of natural gas and natural gas liquids from the Montney formation in northeast British Columbia. The company was formerly known as Painted Pony Petroleum Ltd. and changed its name to Painted Pony Energy Ltd. in May 2017. Painted Pony Energy Ltd. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

About VAALCO Energy

VAALCO Energy, Inc., an independent energy company, acquires, explores for, develops, and produces crude oil and natural gas. The company holds Etame production sharing contract related to the Etame Marin block located offshore the Republic of Gabon in West Africa. It also owns interests in an undeveloped block offshore Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. VAALCO Energy, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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