Analyzing SandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE:PER) and Atlas Energy Group (NYSE:ATLS)

SandRidge Permian Trust (NYSE:PER) and Atlas Energy Group (OTCMKTS:ATLS) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares SandRidge Permian Trust and Atlas Energy Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SandRidge Permian Trust $29.86 million 1.68 $25.33 million N/A N/A
Atlas Energy Group $9.05 million 0.03 -$13.82 million N/A N/A

SandRidge Permian Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Atlas Energy Group.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.2% of SandRidge Permian Trust shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.8% of Atlas Energy Group shares are held by institutional investors. 29.0% of SandRidge Permian Trust shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.4% of Atlas Energy Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for SandRidge Permian Trust and Atlas Energy Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SandRidge Permian Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Atlas Energy Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

Profitability

This table compares SandRidge Permian Trust and Atlas Energy Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SandRidge Permian Trust 79.69% 17.37% 17.37%
Atlas Energy Group N/A N/A N/A

Volatility & Risk

SandRidge Permian Trust has a beta of 1.15, meaning that its stock price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atlas Energy Group has a beta of 2.73, meaning that its stock price is 173% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

SandRidge Permian Trust beats Atlas Energy Group on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SandRidge Permian Trust

SandRidge Permian Trust holds royalty interests in specified oil and natural gas properties in the Permian Basin located in Andrews County, Texas. It has proved developed reserves of approximately 0.3 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Houston, Texas.

About Atlas Energy Group

Atlas Energy Group, LLC, through its subsidiaries, develops and produces natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids in the United States. It holds interest in the Eagle Ford Shale in southern Texas; the Marble Falls play in the Fort Worth Basin in northern Texas; and the Mississippi Lime play in northwestern Oklahoma. In addition, the company focuses on investing in master limited partnership-qualifying businesses and assets. As of December 31, 2017, it had estimated proved reserves of 31 billion cubic feet equivalent. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.

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