Alta Mesa Resources (NASDAQ:AMR) and TMSR (NASDAQ:TMSR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings and risk.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
50.1% of Alta Mesa Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of TMSR shares are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Alta Mesa Resources shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 47.0% of TMSR shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility and Risk
Alta Mesa Resources has a beta of 1.13, meaning that its stock price is 13% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TMSR has a beta of -1.88, meaning that its stock price is 288% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for Alta Mesa Resources and TMSR, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Alta Mesa Resources||0||2||2||0||2.50|
Alta Mesa Resources currently has a consensus price target of $8.30, suggesting a potential upside of 428.66%. Given Alta Mesa Resources’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Alta Mesa Resources is more favorable than TMSR.
This table compares Alta Mesa Resources and TMSR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Alta Mesa Resources||N/A||-2.39%||-1.75%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Alta Mesa Resources and TMSR’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Alta Mesa Resources||N/A||N/A||$1.89 million||N/A||N/A|
Alta Mesa Resources beats TMSR on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Alta Mesa Resources
Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. focuses on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and natural gas reserves in the Anadarko Basin. It also offers midstream energy services, including crude oil and gas gathering, processing, and marketing to producers of natural gas, natural gas liquids, crude oil, and condensate in the STACK Play region of Oklahoma. The company was formerly known as Silver Run Acquisition Corporation II and changed its name to Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. in February 2018. Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is based in Houston, Texas.
TMSR Holding Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, focuses on the research, development, production, and sale of solid waste recycling systems for the mining and industrial sectors in the People's Republic of China. It is also involved in the iron ore trading, wine import and resale, and Agarwood wine trading businesses; and provision of ship exchange consulting services. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in Wuhan, China.
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