Financial Contrast: Genel Energy (OTCMKTS:GEGYY) vs. Falcon Minerals (NASDAQ:FLMN)

Genel Energy (OTCMKTS:GEGYYGet Rating) and Falcon Minerals (NASDAQ:FLMNGet Rating) 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 analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Genel Energy and Falcon Minerals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Genel Energy N/A N/A N/A
Falcon Minerals 19.34% 6.01% 4.90%

Risk & Volatility

Genel Energy has a beta of -0.59, meaning that its share price is 159% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Falcon Minerals has a beta of 1.53, meaning that its share price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

74.5% of Falcon Minerals shares are held by institutional investors. 15.8% of Falcon Minerals shares are held by insiders. 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.

Dividends

Genel Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 12.0%. Falcon Minerals pays an annual dividend of $0.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.8%. Falcon Minerals pays out 232.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Genel Energy and Falcon Minerals’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Genel Energy $334.90 million 1.94 -$308.00 million N/A N/A
Falcon Minerals $68.01 million 9.39 $13.16 million $0.25 29.56

Falcon Minerals has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Genel Energy.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Genel Energy and Falcon Minerals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Genel Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Falcon Minerals 0 1 2 0 2.67

Falcon Minerals has a consensus target price of $8.67, indicating a potential upside of 17.28%. Given Falcon Minerals’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Falcon Minerals is more favorable than Genel Energy.

Summary

Falcon Minerals beats Genel Energy on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Genel Energy Company Profile (Get Rating)

Genel Energy plc, through its subsidiaries, operates as an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. It operates through two segments, Production and Pre-production. The Production segment holds a 25% working interest in the Tawke PSC; 44% working interest in the Taq Taq PSC; and 30% working interest in the Sarta PSC located in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). The Pre-Production segment holds a 40% working interest Qara Dagh PSC located in KRI; 50% working interest in Odewayne and 51% working interest in SL10B13 located in Somaliland; and 75% working interest in Lagzira in Morocco. As of December 31, 2021, the company had 63 millions of barrels (MMbbls) of proven net working interest reserves, and 104 MMbbls of proven plus probable net working interest reserves. Genel Energy plc is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

Falcon Minerals Company Profile (Get Rating)

Falcon Minerals Corporation acquires and owns mineral, royalty, and over-riding royalty interests in oil and natural gas properties in North America. It owns interests covering approximately 256,000 gross unit acres in the Eagle Ford Shale and Austin Chalk in Karnes, DeWitt, and Gonzales Counties in Texas, as well as approximately 95,000 gross unit acres in the Marcellus Shale across Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. The company is based in Houston, Texas.

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