W&T Offshore (NYSE:WTI) and Alvopetro Energy (OTCMKTS:ALVOF) Financial Survey

Alvopetro Energy (OTCMKTS:ALVOFGet Free Report) and W&T Offshore (NYSE:WTIGet Free Report) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and valuation.

Dividends

Alvopetro Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 10.2%. W&T Offshore pays an annual dividend of $0.04 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.8%. Alvopetro Energy pays out 65.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. W&T Offshore pays out -26.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

42.9% of W&T Offshore shares are owned by institutional investors. 33.5% of W&T Offshore shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Alvopetro Energy and W&T Offshore’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alvopetro Energy $59.69 million 2.17 $28.52 million $0.55 6.42
W&T Offshore $532.66 million 0.61 $15.60 million ($0.15) -14.83

Alvopetro Energy has higher earnings, but lower revenue than W&T Offshore. W&T Offshore is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Alvopetro Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Alvopetro Energy and W&T Offshore, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alvopetro Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
W&T Offshore 0 0 1 0 3.00

W&T Offshore has a consensus price target of $7.80, indicating a potential upside of 250.56%. Given W&T Offshore’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe W&T Offshore is more favorable than Alvopetro Energy.

Profitability

This table compares Alvopetro Energy and W&T Offshore’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alvopetro Energy 39.18% 33.00% 26.54%
W&T Offshore -4.04% -100.74% -2.41%

Volatility & Risk

Alvopetro Energy has a beta of 0.19, indicating that its share price is 81% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, W&T Offshore has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Alvopetro Energy beats W&T Offshore on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Alvopetro Energy

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Alvopetro Energy Ltd. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of hydrocarbons. It holds interests in the Caburé and Murucututu natural gas assets, Block 182 and 183 exploration assets, and Bom Lugar and Mãe-da-lua oil fields, which covers an area of approximately 22,166 acres in the Recôncavo basin onshore Brazil. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

About W&T Offshore

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W&T Offshore, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas producer, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico. The company sells crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas. W&T Offshore, Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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