Head to Head Comparison: Crescent Point Energy (CPG) & Triangle Petroleum (TPLM)
Crescent Point Energy (NYSE: CPG) and Triangle Petroleum (OTCMKTS:TPLM) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability and risk.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Crescent Point Energy and Triangle Petroleum’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Crescent Point Energy||$1.92 billion||2.16||-$704.37 million||($0.82)||-9.29|
|Triangle Petroleum||$358.13 million||0.01||-$822.34 million||N/A||N/A|
Crescent Point Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Triangle Petroleum.
Risk and Volatility
Crescent Point Energy has a beta of 1.52, meaning that its stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Triangle Petroleum has a beta of 1.81, meaning that its stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Crescent Point Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Triangle Petroleum does not pay a dividend. Crescent Point Energy pays out -34.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Crescent Point Energy and Triangle Petroleum’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Crescent Point Energy||-18.68%||2.45%||1.44%|
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Crescent Point Energy and Triangle Petroleum, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Crescent Point Energy||0||3||2||0||2.40|
Crescent Point Energy presently has a consensus price target of $15.50, suggesting a potential upside of 103.41%. Given Crescent Point Energy’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Crescent Point Energy is more favorable than Triangle Petroleum.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
39.7% of Crescent Point Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Triangle Petroleum shares are held by institutional investors. 7.3% of Triangle Petroleum shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Crescent Point Energy beats Triangle Petroleum on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Crescent Point Energy
Crescent Point Energy Corp. acquires, explores, develops, and produces light and medium oil and natural gas properties in Western Canada and the United States. The company's crude oil and natural gas properties, and related assets are located in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba; and the states of North Dakota, Montana, Colorado, and Utah. Crescent Point Energy Corp. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
About Triangle Petroleum
Triangle Petroleum Corporation (Triangle) is an energy holding company. The Company operates through two segments: exploration and production segment, and oilfield services segment. The focus of the exploration and production operating segment is finding and producing oil and natural gas. The focus of the oilfield services operating segment is pressure pumping and complementary services for both TUSA-operated wells and third-party-operated wells. The Company has three principal lines of business: oil and natural gas exploration, development and production; oilfield services, and midstream services. It conducts these activities in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana through the Company’s subsidiaries and its equity joint venture. Triangle USA Petroleum Corporation (TUSA), the Company’s subsidiary, conducts its exploration and production operations by acquiring and developing unconventional shale oil and natural gas resources.
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