ARC Resources (OTCMKTS:AETUF – Get Rating) and ECA Marcellus Trust I (OTCMKTS:ECT – Get Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
0.0% of ARC Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.0% of ECA Marcellus Trust I shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares ARC Resources and ECA Marcellus Trust I’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|ECA Marcellus Trust I||46.53%||4.37%||4.32%|
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|ECA Marcellus Trust I||0||0||0||0||N/A|
ARC Resources currently has a consensus target price of $24.04, indicating a potential upside of 69.31%. Given ARC Resources’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ARC Resources is more favorable than ECA Marcellus Trust I.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares ARC Resources and ECA Marcellus Trust I’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ARC Resources||$4.08 billion||2.28||$627.63 million||$1.72||8.26|
|ECA Marcellus Trust I||$4.15 million||1.70||$2.90 million||N/A||N/A|
ARC Resources has higher revenue and earnings than ECA Marcellus Trust I.
Volatility & Risk
ARC Resources has a beta of 1.28, suggesting that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ECA Marcellus Trust I has a beta of 2, suggesting that its share price is 100% more volatile than the S&P 500.
ARC Resources beats ECA Marcellus Trust I on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About ARC Resources
ARC Resources Ltd. explores, develops, and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in Canada. The company holds interests in the Montney properties located in northeast British Columbia and northern Alberta; and Pembina Cardium properties in central Alberta. As of December 31, 2020, it had proved plus probable reserves of 929 millions of barrels of oil equivalent. ARC Resources Ltd. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
About ECA Marcellus Trust I
ECA Marcellus Trust I is a statutory trust. It owns royalty interest in producing wells and development wells. It also acquires horizontal natural gas development wells to be drilled to the Marcellus Shale formation. The company was founded in March 2010 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.
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