Rosehill Resources (NASDAQ: ROSE) and Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) are both energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.


Anadarko Petroleum pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Rosehill Resources does not pay a dividend. Anadarko Petroleum pays out -6.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Rosehill Resources and Anadarko Petroleum’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rosehill Resources N/A N/A -$1.43 million ($0.96) -6.71
Anadarko Petroleum $11.91 billion 2.57 -$456.00 million ($2.97) -19.34

Rosehill Resources has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Anadarko Petroleum. Anadarko Petroleum is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Rosehill Resources, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

5.6% of Rosehill Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.8% of Anadarko Petroleum shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Rosehill Resources shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Anadarko Petroleum shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Rosehill Resources and Anadarko Petroleum’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rosehill Resources N/A 3.81% 1.81%
Anadarko Petroleum -3.83% -7.48% -2.47%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Rosehill Resources and Anadarko Petroleum, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rosehill Resources 0 0 2 0 3.00
Anadarko Petroleum 1 4 18 0 2.74

Rosehill Resources presently has a consensus target price of $11.75, indicating a potential upside of 82.45%. Anadarko Petroleum has a consensus target price of $67.74, indicating a potential upside of 17.91%. Given Rosehill Resources’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Rosehill Resources is more favorable than Anadarko Petroleum.


Rosehill Resources beats Anadarko Petroleum on 9 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Rosehill Resources

Rosehill Resources Inc., formerly KLR Energy Acquisition Corp., is an oil and gas exploration company. The Company is focused on the Delaware Basin portion of the Permian Basin. It has nearly 5,000 net acres with approximately 80% held by production and drilling locations. Its drilling locations are located across ten distinct benches.

About Anadarko Petroleum

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko) is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in developing, acquiring, and exploring for oil and natural-gas resources. The Company’s segments include Oil and Gas Exploration and Production; Midstream, and Marketing. The Company’s geographical segments include the United States and International. The Oil and Gas Exploration and Production segment explores for and produces oil, condensate, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs), and focuses on the development and operation of the Company’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique. The Midstream segment engages in gathering, processing, treating and transporting Anadarko and third-party oil, natural-gas and NGLs production. The Marketing segment sells Anadarko’s oil, natural-gas and NGLs production, as well as third-party purchased volumes. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had approximately 1.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE).

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