ECA Marcellus Trust I (OTCMKTS:ECT – Get Rating) and Alvopetro Energy (OTCMKTS:ALVOF – Get Rating) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.
Risk and Volatility
ECA Marcellus Trust I has a beta of 2, meaning that its stock price is 100% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alvopetro Energy has a beta of 0.45, meaning that its stock price is 55% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
2.0% of ECA Marcellus Trust I shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|ECA Marcellus Trust I||46.53%||4.37%||4.32%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for ECA Marcellus Trust I and Alvopetro Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|ECA Marcellus Trust I||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares ECA Marcellus Trust I and Alvopetro Energy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|ECA Marcellus Trust I||$4.15 million||0.00||$2.90 million||N/A||N/A|
|Alvopetro Energy||$34.98 million||4.97||$6.61 million||$0.79||6.06|
Alvopetro Energy has higher revenue and earnings than ECA Marcellus Trust I.
Alvopetro Energy beats ECA Marcellus Trust I on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About ECA Marcellus Trust I
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.
About Alvopetro Energy
Alvopetro Energy Ltd. engages in the exploration, acquisition, development, and production of hydrocarbons onshore. Its natural gas projects include Caburé and Gomo. The company was founded on September 25, 2013 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
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