Reviewing Mexco Energy (NYSE:MXC) and ECA Marcellus Trust I (OTCMKTS:ECT)

Mexco Energy (NYSE:MXCGet Rating) and ECA Marcellus Trust I (OTCMKTS:ECTGet Rating) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Mexco Energy and ECA Marcellus Trust I’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mexco Energy $6.59 million 4.87 $2.86 million $1.96 7.61
ECA Marcellus Trust I $4.15 million 1.70 $2.90 million N/A N/A

ECA Marcellus Trust I has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Mexco Energy.

Profitability

This table compares Mexco Energy and ECA Marcellus Trust I’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mexco Energy 49.88% 33.01% 30.51%
ECA Marcellus Trust I 46.53% 4.37% 4.32%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

8.0% of Mexco Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 2.0% of ECA Marcellus Trust I shares are owned by institutional investors. 48.9% of Mexco Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Mexco Energy has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ECA Marcellus Trust I has a beta of 2, indicating that its stock price is 100% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Mexco Energy and ECA Marcellus Trust I, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mexco Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
ECA Marcellus Trust I 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Mexco Energy beats ECA Marcellus Trust I on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mexco Energy

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Mexco Energy Corporation, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of natural gas, crude oil, condensate, and natural gas liquids in the United States. It owns partial interests in approximately 6,300 gross producing wells located in the states of Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Wyoming, Kansas, Colorado, Montana, Virginia, North Dakota, and Ohio. As of March 31, 2022, the company's total estimated proved reserves were approximately 1.616 million barrels of oil equivalent. It also owned leasehold mineral, royalty, and other interests in approximately 2,970 net acres. The company was formerly known as Miller Oil Company and changed its name to Mexco Energy Corporation in April 1980. Mexco Energy Corporation was incorporated in 1972 and is based in Midland, Texas.

About ECA Marcellus Trust I

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ECA Marcellus Trust I is a statutory trust. It owns royalty interest in producing wells and development wells. It also acquires horizontal natural gas development wells to be drilled to the Marcellus Shale formation. The company was founded in March 2010 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.

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