Reviewing Atlas Energy Group (OTCMKTS:ATLS) & Oasis Petroleum (NASDAQ:OAS)

Atlas Energy Group (OTCMKTS:ATLSGet Rating) and Oasis Petroleum (NASDAQ:OASGet Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Atlas Energy Group and Oasis Petroleum’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atlas Energy Group N/A N/A N/A
Oasis Petroleum 42.10% 32.41% 12.94%

Risk & Volatility

Atlas Energy Group has a beta of 0.38, indicating that its stock price is 62% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oasis Petroleum has a beta of 1.37, indicating that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Atlas Energy Group and Oasis Petroleum, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atlas Energy Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Oasis Petroleum 0 1 4 0 2.80

Oasis Petroleum has a consensus price target of $188.50, suggesting a potential upside of 38.85%. Given Oasis Petroleum’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Oasis Petroleum is more favorable than Atlas Energy Group.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.4% of Oasis Petroleum shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.4% of Atlas Energy Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.6% of Oasis Petroleum shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Atlas Energy Group and Oasis Petroleum’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Atlas Energy Group N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Oasis Petroleum $1.58 billion 1.69 $319.60 million $41.49 3.27

Oasis Petroleum has higher revenue and earnings than Atlas Energy Group.

Summary

Oasis Petroleum beats Atlas Energy Group on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Atlas Energy Group (Get Rating)

Atlas Energy Group, LLC, through its subsidiaries, develops and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company has interests in the Eagle Ford Shale in southern Texas; the Marble Falls play in the Fort Worth Basin in northern Texas; and the Mississippi Lime play in northwestern Oklahoma. It also focuses on investing in master limited partnership qualifying energy-related businesses and assets. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.

About Oasis Petroleum (Get Rating)

Oasis Petroleum Inc., an independent exploration and production company, focuses on the acquisition and development of onshore unconventional oil and natural gas resources in the United States. It engages in the acquisition and development of oil and gas properties. As of December 31, 2021, the company had 492,355 net leasehold acres in the Williston Basin. The company sells its crude oil and natural gas to refiners, marketers, and other purchasers that have access to pipeline and rail facilities. Oasis Petroleum Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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