Crescent Energy (NYSE:CRGY) and TotalEnergies (NYSE:TTE) Financial Analysis

Crescent Energy (NYSE:CRGYGet Rating) and TotalEnergies (NYSE:TTEGet Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Crescent Energy and TotalEnergies’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Crescent Energy $1.48 billion 1.72 -$358.54 million N/A N/A
TotalEnergies $205.86 billion 0.64 $16.03 billion $7.89 6.36

TotalEnergies has higher revenue and earnings than Crescent Energy.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Crescent Energy and TotalEnergies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Crescent Energy 0 0 1 0 3.00
TotalEnergies 1 5 7 0 2.46

Crescent Energy currently has a consensus target price of $25.00, suggesting a potential upside of 66.44%. TotalEnergies has a consensus target price of $62.13, suggesting a potential upside of 23.86%. Given Crescent Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Crescent Energy is more favorable than TotalEnergies.


Crescent Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. TotalEnergies pays an annual dividend of $2.03 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. TotalEnergies pays out 25.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility & Risk

Crescent Energy has a beta of 2.47, suggesting that its share price is 147% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TotalEnergies has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Crescent Energy and TotalEnergies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Crescent Energy 1.55% 119.83% 11.87%
TotalEnergies 8.38% 25.95% 9.74%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

10.9% of Crescent Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.1% of TotalEnergies shares are owned by institutional investors. 27.0% of Crescent Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Crescent Energy beats TotalEnergies on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Crescent Energy

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Crescent Energy Company, an energy company, explores for, develops, and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) reserves. The company holds a portfolio of oil and natural gas assets in key proven basins, including the Eagle Ford, Rockies, Barnett, Permian, Mid-Con, and other basins in the United States. As of December 31, 2021, it had 1,528 gross undrilled locations, including 567 gross operated drilling locations; and 531.6 net million barrels of oil equivalent of proved reserves. The company was founded in 2020 and is based in Houston, Texas.

About TotalEnergies

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TotalEnergies SE operates as an integrated oil and gas company worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Integrated Gas, Renewables & Power; Exploration & Production; Refining & Chemicals; and Marketing & Services. The Integrated Gas, Renewables & Power segment engages in the liquefied natural gas production, shipping, trading, and regasification activities; trading of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), petcoke and sulfur, natural gas, and electricity; transportation of natural gas; electricity production from natural gas, wind, solar, hydroelectric, and biogas sources; energy storage activities; and development and operation of biomethane production units, as well as provides energy efficiency services. The Exploration & Production segment is involved in the oil and natural gas exploration and production activities. The Refining & Chemicals segment engages in refining petrochemicals, including olefins and aromatics; and polymer derivatives, such as polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, and hydrocarbon resins, as well as biomass conversion and elastomer processing. This segment is also involved in trading and shipping crude oil and petroleum products. The Marketing & Services segment produces and sells lubricants; supplies and markets petroleum products, including bulk fuel, aviation and marine fuel, special fluids, compressed natural gas, LPG, and bitumen; and provides fuel payment solutions. It operates approximately 16,000 service stations and 25,000 EV charge points. As of December 31, 2021, the company had 12,062 Mboe of combined proved reserves of oil and gas. TotalEnergies SE has strategic partnerships with PureCycle Technologies, Plastic Energy, Freepoint Eco-Systems, and Plastic Omnium for various development projects. The company was formerly known as TOTAL SE and changed its name to TotalEnergies SE in June 2021. TotalEnergies SE was incorporated in 1924 and is headquartered in Courbevoie, France.

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