Head-To-Head Analysis: Sanchez Energy (OTCMKTS:SNEC) vs. Alvopetro Energy (OTCMKTS:ALVOF)

Sanchez Energy (OTCMKTS:SNECGet Rating) and Alvopetro Energy (OTCMKTS:ALVOFGet Rating) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

Sanchez Energy has a beta of 1.71, meaning that its share price is 71% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alvopetro Energy has a beta of 0.51, meaning that its share price is 49% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.6% of Sanchez Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 11.1% of Sanchez Energy shares are held 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 Sanchez Energy and Alvopetro Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sanchez Energy 2.22% -18.15% 3.09%
Alvopetro Energy 48.48% 47.58% 36.50%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Sanchez Energy and Alvopetro Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sanchez Energy $1.06 billion 0.01 $85.21 million N/A N/A
Alvopetro Energy $63.51 million 3.52 $31.73 million $0.89 6.92

Sanchez Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Alvopetro Energy.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Sanchez Energy and Alvopetro Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sanchez Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Alvopetro Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A


Sanchez Energy beats Alvopetro Energy on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sanchez Energy

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Sanchez Energy Corporation, 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 horizontal development of resources from the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. It also holds an undeveloped acreage position in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) in Mississippi and Louisiana. As of December 31, 2018, the company had assembled approximately 271,000 net acres in the Eagle Ford Shale; and owned approximately 34,000 net acres in the TMS. Sanchez Energy Corporation was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

About Alvopetro Energy

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Alvopetro Energy Ltd. engages in the exploration, acquisition, development, and production of hydrocarbons in Brazil. Its natural gas projects include Caburé and Gomol. The company was founded on September 25, 2013 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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