Analyzing Amplify Energy (NYSE:AMPY) and Hempstract (OTCMKTS:HPST)

Amplify Energy (NYSE:AMPYGet Rating) and Hempstract (OTCMKTS:HPSTGet Rating) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Amplify Energy and Hempstract’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Amplify Energy -9.35% -91.96% 17.06%
Hempstract N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Amplify Energy and Hempstract’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Amplify Energy $342.92 million 0.77 -$32.07 million ($0.84) -8.24
Hempstract N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Hempstract has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Amplify Energy.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Amplify Energy and Hempstract, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Amplify Energy 0 1 0 0 2.00
Hempstract 0 0 0 0 N/A

Amplify Energy currently has a consensus price target of $6.20, indicating a potential downside of 10.40%. Given Amplify Energy’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Amplify Energy is more favorable than Hempstract.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

30.7% of Amplify Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Amplify Energy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 28.1% of Hempstract shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Amplify Energy has a beta of 3.07, meaning that its share price is 207% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hempstract has a beta of -7.65, meaning that its share price is 865% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Amplify Energy beats Hempstract on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Amplify Energy (Get Rating)

Amplify Energy Corp. engages in the acquisition, development, exploitation, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The company's properties consist of operated and non-operated working interests in producing and undeveloped leasehold acreage, as well as working interests in identified producing wells located in Oklahoma, the Rockies, federal waters offshore Southern California, East Texas/North Louisiana, and Eagle Ford. As of December 31, 2021, it had total estimated proved reserves of approximately 121.2 million barrels of oil equivalent; and 2,417 gross producing wells. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

About Hempstract (Get Rating)

Hempstract, Inc. produces and sells cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabigerol solutions in the United States. It offers CBD isolate powder and distillate oil. The company was formerly known as Riverdale Oil and Gas Corporation and changed its name to Hempstract, Inc. in November 2020. Hempstract, Inc. is based in Warden, Washington.

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