Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust (NYSE: CHKR) is one of 223 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.9% of Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust $12.43 million $12.48 million 4.87
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust Competitors $1.86 billion -$438.87 million 3.77

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust. Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust 84.71% 43.81% 43.81%
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust Competitors -288.39% 26.15% 5.69%

Risk & Volatility

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust has a beta of 0.51, meaning that its stock price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust’s competitors have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust Competitors 1489 7688 12247 266 2.52

As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 21.61%. Given Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 14.1%. Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust pays out 68.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 179.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Summary

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust Company Profile

Chesapeake Granite Wash Trust (the Trust) is a trust formed to own royalty interests for the benefit of Trust unit holders. The royalty interests held by the Trust (Royalty Interests) are derived from Chesapeake Energy Corporation’s (Chesapeake) interests in specified oil and natural gas properties located in the Colony Granite Wash play in Washita County. Chesapeake conveyed the Royalty Interests to the Trust from its interests in approximately 70 existing horizontal wells (Producing Wells) and Chesapeake’s interests in over 120 horizontal development wells (Development Wells) to be drilled on properties within the Area of Mutual Interest (AMI). The AMI lies within Washita County in western Oklahoma and is limited to Colony Granite Wash formation, where Chesapeake holds approximately 40,500 gross acres. Chesapeake has drilled and completed over 90 wells within the AMI. The Colony Granite Wash is located at the eastern end of Des Moines-age granite wash fields.

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