Analyzing Coterra Energy (NYSE:CTRA) & Nostrum Oil & Gas (OTCMKTS:NSTRY)

Nostrum Oil & Gas (OTCMKTS:NSTRYGet Rating) and Coterra Energy (NYSE:CTRAGet Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

Nostrum Oil & Gas has a beta of -3118.28, suggesting that its share price is 311,928% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Coterra Energy has a beta of 0.25, suggesting that its share price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Nostrum Oil & Gas and Coterra Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Nostrum Oil & Gas $195.29 million 1.13 -$26.12 million ($0.37) -12.62
Coterra Energy $9.05 billion 1.93 $4.07 billion $5.11 4.46

Coterra Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Nostrum Oil & Gas. Nostrum Oil & Gas is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Coterra Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

94.7% of Coterra Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Coterra Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Nostrum Oil & Gas and Coterra Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Nostrum Oil & Gas -8.42% N/A -13.93%
Coterra Energy 44.91% 31.29% 18.92%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Nostrum Oil & Gas and Coterra Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Nostrum Oil & Gas 0 0 0 0 N/A
Coterra Energy 1 16 3 0 2.10

Coterra Energy has a consensus price target of $30.25, suggesting a potential upside of 32.79%. Given Coterra Energy’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Coterra Energy is more favorable than Nostrum Oil & Gas.


Coterra Energy beats Nostrum Oil & Gas on 13 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Nostrum Oil & Gas

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Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas in the pre-Caspian Basin. The company discovers and develops oil and gas reserves, as well as produces and sells crude oil, stabilized condensate, liquefied petroleum gas, and dry gas. Its principal producing asset is 100% owned Chinarevskoye field located in North-western Kazakhstan. As of December 31, 2021, the company had proved and probable reserves of 34 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe) and 28 mmboe of contingent resources. Nostrum Oil & Gas PLC was founded in 1997 and is based in London, the United Kingdom.

About Coterra Energy

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Coterra Energy Inc. is a diversified energy company, which engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties. Its portfolio includes projects in the Permian Basin, the Marcellus Shale, and the Anadarko Basin. The company was renamed to Coterra Energy Inc. on October 1, 2021 in connection with the merger involving Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. and Cimarex Energy Co. Coterra Energy was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

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