Comparing SandRidge Mississippian Trust II (NYSE:SDR) & Blue Dolphin Energy (NYSE:BDCO)

SandRidge Mississippian Trust II (NYSE:SDR) and Blue Dolphin Energy (OTCMKTS:BDCO) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

1.0% of SandRidge Mississippian Trust II shares are held by institutional investors. 83.8% of Blue Dolphin Energy shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares SandRidge Mississippian Trust II and Blue Dolphin Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SandRidge Mississippian Trust II 66.85% 21.99% 21.99%
Blue Dolphin Energy 0.96% 8,476.37% 3.31%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for SandRidge Mississippian Trust II and Blue Dolphin Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SandRidge Mississippian Trust II 0 0 0 0 N/A
Blue Dolphin Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SandRidge Mississippian Trust II and Blue Dolphin Energy’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SandRidge Mississippian Trust II $14.64 million 0.39 $10.32 million N/A N/A
Blue Dolphin Energy $309.26 million 0.02 $7.36 million N/A N/A

SandRidge Mississippian Trust II has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Blue Dolphin Energy.

Risk and Volatility

SandRidge Mississippian Trust II has a beta of 1.14, indicating that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Blue Dolphin Energy has a beta of -0.01, indicating that its stock price is 101% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

SandRidge Mississippian Trust II beats Blue Dolphin Energy on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SandRidge Mississippian Trust II

SandRidge Mississippian Trust II holds royalty interests in oil and natural gas properties. The company's properties are located in the Mississippian formation in Alfalfa, Grant, Kay, Noble, and Woods counties in northern Oklahoma and Barber; and Comanche, Harper, and Sumner counties in southern Kansas. As of December 31, 2018, its properties consisted of royalty interests in the initial wells and 173 additional wells. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Houston, Texas.

About Blue Dolphin Energy

Blue Dolphin Energy Company operates as an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products in the United States. The company produces finished products, including jet fuel, as well as intermediate products, such as naphtha, liquefied petroleum gas, atmospheric gas oil, and heavy oil-based mud blendstock; and conducts petroleum storage and terminaling operations under third party lease agreements at the Nixon facility. It also provides pipeline transportation services comprising gathering and transportation of oil and natural gas for producers/shippers operating offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Blue Dolphin Energy Company holds leasehold interests in the High Island Block 115; Galveston Area Block 321; and High Island Block 37. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas. Blue Dolphin Energy Company is a subsidiary of Lazarus Energy Holdings, LLC.

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