Analyzing Sabine Royalty Trust (NYSE:SBR) and Hugoton Royalty Trust (NYSE:HGTXU)

Hugoton Royalty Trust (OTCMKTS:HGTXU) and Sabine Royalty Trust (NYSE:SBR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Hugoton Royalty Trust and Sabine Royalty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hugoton Royalty Trust N/A -11.77% -85.40%
Sabine Royalty Trust 93.34% 766.30% 527.05%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Hugoton Royalty Trust and Sabine Royalty Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hugoton Royalty Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sabine Royalty Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk and Volatility

Hugoton Royalty Trust has a beta of 0.8, suggesting that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sabine Royalty Trust has a beta of 0.71, suggesting that its stock price is 29% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.5% of Hugoton Royalty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.5% of Sabine Royalty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Hugoton Royalty Trust and Sabine Royalty Trust’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hugoton Royalty Trust $5.32 million 0.97 -$370,000.00 N/A N/A
Sabine Royalty Trust $46.89 million 9.00 $44.04 million N/A N/A

Sabine Royalty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Hugoton Royalty Trust.

Summary

Sabine Royalty Trust beats Hugoton Royalty Trust on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Hugoton Royalty Trust

Hugoton Royalty Trust operates as an express trust in the United States. It holds 80% net profits interests in various natural gas producing working interest properties in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming under conveyances. Hugoton Royalty Trust was founded in 1998 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

About Sabine Royalty Trust

Sabine Royalty Trust holds royalty and mineral interests in various oil and gas properties in the United States. Its royalty and mineral interests include landowner's royalties, overriding royalty interests, minerals, production payments, and other similar non-participatory interest in certain producing and proved undeveloped oil and gas properties located in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

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