Battalion Oil (NYSE:BATL) vs. Genel Energy (OTCMKTS:GEGYY) Head-To-Head Review

Battalion Oil (NYSE:BATLGet Rating) and Genel Energy (OTCMKTS:GEGYYGet Rating) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and earnings.

Volatility and Risk

Battalion Oil has a beta of 0.96, meaning that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Genel Energy has a beta of -0.07, meaning that its share price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Battalion Oil and Genel Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Battalion Oil 39.14% 0.80% 0.11%
Genel Energy N/A N/A N/A

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.0% of Battalion Oil shares are owned by institutional investors. 41.0% of Battalion Oil shares are owned by company 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Battalion Oil and Genel Energy, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Battalion Oil 0 2 0 0 2.00
Genel Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Battalion Oil presently has a consensus price target of $28.00, suggesting a potential upside of 417.56%. Given Battalion Oil’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Battalion Oil is more favorable than Genel Energy.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Battalion Oil and Genel Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Battalion Oil $359.06 million 0.25 $18.54 million $8.02 0.67
Genel Energy $334.90 million 1.15 -$308.00 million N/A N/A

Battalion Oil has higher revenue and earnings than Genel Energy.


Battalion Oil beats Genel Energy on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Battalion Oil

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Battalion Oil Corporation, an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, production, exploration, and development of onshore oil and natural gas assets in the United States. As of December 31, 2021, the company held interests in 40,400 net acres in the Delaware Basin located in the counties of Pecos, Reeves, Ward, and Winkler, Texas. It also had estimated proved reserves of approximately 95.9 million barrels of oil equivalent comprising 58.7 million barrels of crude oil, 16.3 million barrels of natural gas liquids, and 125.0 billion cubic feet of natural gas. The company was formerly known as Halcón Resources Corporation and changed its name to Battalion Oil Corporation in January 2020. Battalion Oil Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

About Genel Energy

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Genel Energy Plc is a holding company, which engages in the provision of oil and gas exploration services. It operates through the Production and Pre-production segments. The Production segment comprises the producing fields on the Tawke PSC, the Taq Taq PSC, and the Sarta PSC. The Pre-production segment includes the discovered resource held under the Qara Dagh PSC, the Bina Bawi PSC, and the Miran PSC. The company was founded by Nathaniel Philip Victor James Rothschild, Anthony Bryan Hayward, Julian R. Metherell, and Tom James Daniel in 2002 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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