Vantage Drilling (OTCMKTS:VTGDF – Get Rating) and American Noble Gas (OTCMKTS:IFNY – Get Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and earnings.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
11.5% of American Noble Gas shares are held by institutional investors. 7.5% of Vantage Drilling shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 37.9% of American Noble Gas shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility and Risk
Vantage Drilling has a beta of 0.69, suggesting that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, American Noble Gas has a beta of 1.67, suggesting that its share price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|American Noble Gas||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Vantage Drilling and American Noble Gas’ top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Vantage Drilling||$158.42 million||N/A||-$110.14 million||($0.98)||0.00|
|American Noble Gas||$80,000.00||80.50||-$1.60 million||N/A||N/A|
American Noble Gas has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Vantage Drilling.
This table compares Vantage Drilling and American Noble Gas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|American Noble Gas||N/A||N/A||-175.43%|
American Noble Gas beats Vantage Drilling on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Vantage Drilling
Vantage Drilling Company, through its subsidiaries, provides offshore contract drilling services in the United States and internationally. It offers drilling units, related equipment, and work crews under contract to drill oil and natural gas wells. The company also provides construction supervision and operations management services for drilling units owned by others. As of March 6, 2015, it owned a fleet of seven drilling units, including three ultra-deepwater drillships and four ultra-premium jackup rigs. The company primarily serves multinational oil and natural gas companies, government owned oil and natural gas companies, and independent oil and natural gas producers. Vantage Drilling Company was founded in 2007 and is based in Houston, Texas.
About American Noble Gas
American Noble Gas, Inc. focuses on the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and gas resources. It has an option to acquire oil and gas properties in central Kansas covering an area of approximately 11,000 acres. The company was formerly known as Infinity Energy Resources, Inc. and changed its name to American Noble Gas, Inc. in October 2021. The company was incorporated in 1987 and is based in Lenexa, Kansas.
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