SilverBow Resources (NYSE: SBOW) and Atlas Energy Group (NASDAQ:ATLS) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and profitability.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
31.0% of SilverBow Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares SilverBow Resources and Atlas Energy Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
This is a breakdown of current ratings for SilverBow Resources and Atlas Energy Group, as reported by MarketBeat.
SilverBow Resources presently has a consensus price target of $31.67, indicating a potential upside of 43.87%. Given SilverBow Resources’ higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe SilverBow Resources is more favorable than Atlas Energy Group.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares SilverBow Resources and Atlas Energy Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
SilverBow Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Atlas Energy Group.
SilverBow Resources beats Atlas Energy Group on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
SilverBow Resources Company Profile
SilverBow Resources is a Houston-based energy company actively engaged in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas from the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. With almost 30 years of history operating in South Texas, the Company possesses a significant understanding of regional reservoirs which they leverage to assemble drilling inventory.
Atlas Energy Group Company Profile
Atlas Energy Group, LLC is an energy management company, which acquires and develops upstream and midstream oil and gas assets. The Company has ownership interests in the general partner Class A units, and over 23.3% limited partner interest in Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. (ARP), which is an independent developer and producer of natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids; over 80% general partner interest and approximately 2.1% limited partner interest in Atlas Growth Partners, L.P. (AGP), which conducts natural gas and oil operations in the mid-continent region of the United States, and owns approximately 15.9% general partner interest and over 12% limited partner interest in Lightfoot Capital Partners, L.P. and Lightfoot Capital Partners GP, LLC, its general partner, which incubates new master limited partnerships (MLPs) and invests in existing MLPs. Its segments include ARP, AGP, and Corporate and other. The Company focuses on the development and growth of energy enterprises.