EQT GP Holdings, (NYSE: EQGP) and Pedevco Corp (NYSE:PED) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares EQT GP Holdings, and Pedevco Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EQT GP Holdings, 30.65% 11.72% 7.66%
Pedevco Corp -531.28% N/A -30.00%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

10.3% of EQT GP Holdings, shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

EQT GP Holdings, pays an annual dividend of $0.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%. Pedevco Corp does not pay a dividend. EQT GP Holdings, pays out 94.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares EQT GP Holdings, and Pedevco Corp’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
EQT GP Holdings, $774.18 million 10.31 $620.07 million $0.89 33.69
Pedevco Corp $3.73 million 0.57 -$720,000.00 N/A N/A

EQT GP Holdings, has higher revenue and earnings than Pedevco Corp.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for EQT GP Holdings, and Pedevco Corp, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EQT GP Holdings, 0 3 4 0 2.57
Pedevco Corp 0 0 0 0 N/A

EQT GP Holdings, currently has a consensus price target of $32.86, indicating a potential upside of 9.60%. Given EQT GP Holdings,’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe EQT GP Holdings, is more favorable than Pedevco Corp.

Summary

EQT GP Holdings, beats Pedevco Corp on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About EQT GP Holdings,

EQT GP Holdings, LP (EQGP) is a limited partnership company and subsidiary of EQT Gathering Holdings, LLC (EQT Gathering Holdings). The Company was formed to own EQT Corporation’s (EQT’s) partnership interests in EQT Midstream Partners, LP (EQM), a limited partnership formed by EQT to own, operate, acquire and develop midstream assets in the Appalachian Basin. Its segments include Gathering, and Transmission. The Gathering segment primarily includes high pressure gathering lines and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-regulated low pressure gathering system. The Transmission segment includes EQM’s FERC-regulated interstate pipeline and storage business. EQGP has no independent operations. It has partnership interests in EQM. As of December 31, 2016, EQM provided midstream services to EQT and various third parties across 24 counties in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio through its two primary assets: the gathering system, and the transmission and storage system.

About Pedevco Corp

PEDEVCO Corp. is an energy company, which is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas shale plays in the Denver-Julesberg Basin (D-J Basin) in Colorado. The D-J Basin contains hydrocarbon bearing deposits in several formations, including the Niobrara, Codell, Greenhorn, Shannon, J-Sand and D-Sand. The Company’s operating properties are located in the Wattenberg, Wattenberg Extension and Niobrara formation in the D-J Basin. It holds over 16,160 net D-J Basin acres located in Weld and Morgan Counties, Colorado through its subsidiary, Red Hawk Petroleum, LLC, which acreage is located in the Wattenberg and Wattenberg Extension areas of the D-J Basin that it refers to as D-J Basin Asset. It holds interest in Caspian Energy, Inc., which holds a working interest in production and exploration licenses for an oil and gas producing asset, which covers an area of approximately 380,000 acres and is located in the Pre-Caspian Basin in Kazakhstan.

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