Comparing Valaris (NYSE:VAL) & American Noble Gas (OTCMKTS:IFNY)

Valaris (NYSE:VALGet Rating) and American Noble Gas (OTCMKTS:IFNYGet Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Valaris and American Noble Gas, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Valaris 0 0 0 0 N/A
American Noble Gas 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valaris currently has a consensus target price of $80.00, indicating a potential upside of 18.08%. Given Valaris’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Valaris is more favorable than American Noble Gas.

Profitability

This table compares Valaris and American Noble Gas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Valaris 11.87% 6.70% 2.75%
American Noble Gas N/A N/A -175.43%

Volatility and Risk

Valaris has a beta of 1.6, meaning that its stock price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Noble Gas has a beta of 1.82, meaning that its stock price is 82% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Valaris and American Noble Gas’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Valaris $1.23 billion 4.13 -$4.50 billion $2.32 29.20
American Noble Gas $80,000.00 35.48 -$1.60 million N/A N/A

American Noble Gas has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Valaris.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.9% of Valaris shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 11.5% of American Noble Gas shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Valaris shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 37.9% of American Noble Gas shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Valaris beats American Noble Gas on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Valaris

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Valaris Limited provides offshore contract drilling services to the international oil and gas industry. The company owns an offshore drilling rig fleet of 56 rigs, which include 11 drillships, 4 dynamically positioned semisubmersible rigs, 1 moored semisubmersible rig, and 40 jackup rigs. It serves international, government-owned, and independent oil and gas companies in the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, the Middle East, West Africa, Australia, and Southeast Asia. The company was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

About American Noble Gas

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American Noble Gas, Inc. focuses on the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas resources. It has an option to acquire oil and gas properties in central Kansas covering an area of approximately 11,000 acres. The company was formerly known as Infinity Energy Resources, Inc. and changed its name to American Noble Gas, Inc. in October 2021. The company was incorporated in 1987 and is based in Lenexa, Kansas.

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