MV Oil Trust (NYSE: CPG) and Crescent Point Energy (NYSE:CPG) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

12.1% of MV Oil Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.1% of Crescent Point Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares MV Oil Trust and Crescent Point Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MV Oil Trust 92.80% N/A 64.39%
Crescent Point Energy -16.48% 1.80% 1.02%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MV Oil Trust and Crescent Point Energy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MV Oil Trust $9.12 million 13.00 $8.28 million N/A N/A
Crescent Point Energy $2.55 billion 1.13 -$95.65 million $0.14 37.36

MV Oil Trust has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Crescent Point Energy.

Risk & Volatility

MV Oil Trust has a beta of 0.26, suggesting that its share price is 74% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crescent Point Energy has a beta of 1.31, suggesting that its share price is 31% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

MV Oil Trust pays an annual dividend of $1.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 16.3%. Crescent Point Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.4%. Crescent Point Energy pays out 200.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for MV Oil Trust and Crescent Point Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MV Oil Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Crescent Point Energy 0 4 2 0 2.33

Crescent Point Energy has a consensus target price of $15.75, indicating a potential upside of 193.84%. Given Crescent Point Energy’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Crescent Point Energy is more favorable than MV Oil Trust.

Summary

Crescent Point Energy beats MV Oil Trust on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

MV Oil Trust Company Profile

MV Oil Trust acquires and holds net profits interests in the oil and natural gas properties of MV Partners, LLC. Its properties include approximately 900 producing oil and gas wells located in the Mid-Continent region in the states of Kansas and Colorado. The company was founded in 2006 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Crescent Point Energy Company Profile

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, and Utah. Crescent Point Energy Corp. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada..

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