Bonterra Energy (OTCMKTS:BNEFF) and Sophos Group (OTCMKTS:SPHHF) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Bonterra Energy and Sophos Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bonterra Energy 2.70% 1.10% 0.48%
Sophos Group N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Bonterra Energy and Sophos Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bonterra Energy 1 1 0 1 2.33
Sophos Group 0 2 0 0 2.00

Dividends

Bonterra Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.2%. Sophos Group does not pay a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Bonterra Energy has a beta of 0.73, meaning that its stock price is 27% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sophos Group has a beta of 0.47, meaning that its stock price is 53% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of Bonterra Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 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.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Bonterra Energy and Sophos Group’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Bonterra Energy $155.22 million 0.88 $5.53 million N/A N/A
Sophos Group $710.60 million 3.10 $26.90 million $0.14 33.57

Sophos Group has higher revenue and earnings than Bonterra Energy.

Summary

Bonterra Energy beats Sophos Group on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Bonterra Energy

Bonterra Energy Corp., an upstream oil and gas company, engages in the production and sale of crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. It primarily focuses on the development of its Cardium zone within the Pembina and Willesden Green areas located in west central Alberta. The company also holds interests in the Shaunavon area located in southwest Saskatchewan, and the Prespatou area located in northeast British Columbia. Bonterra Energy Corp. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

About Sophos Group

Sophos Group plc, through its subsidiaries, provides cloud-enabled end-user and network security solutions. The company offers XG Firewall, a next-generation firewall protection for network, users, and applications from new control center; SG UTM, a user interface to protect network and users; Secure Wi-Fi, a wireless access point; Secure Web Gateway for Web security; Secure Email Gateway solutions; and Phish Threat, an email phishing test simulation and training product. It also provides Endpoint Protection, a security solution for users and data; Intercept X, an endpoint security solution; Sophos Mobile, an enterprise mobility management solution; SafeGuard Encryption solution; Server Protection solution; Sophos Home, a protection solution for home computers; and Sophos Central, a synchronized security management solution. In addition, the company offers OEM solutions; professional services; SophosLabs, a threat research and intelligence center; and Public Cloud, a cloud computing solution to provide and deploy IT infrastructure, such as networks, compute capacity, storage, and databases. It serves education, healthcare, retail, finance, and banking industries, as well as governments and public sectors in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Japan. Sophos Group plc was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Abingdon, the United Kingdom.

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