Cardinal Energy Group (OTCMKTS:CEGX – Get Rating) and Hammerhead Energy (NASDAQ:HHRS – 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 institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.
Volatility & Risk
Cardinal Energy Group has a beta of 0.68, meaning that its stock price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hammerhead Energy has a beta of -0.19, meaning that its stock price is 119% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Cardinal Energy Group and Hammerhead Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Cardinal Energy Group||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Cardinal Energy Group and Hammerhead Energy’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Cardinal Energy Group||N/A||N/A||-$25.86 million||N/A||N/A|
|Hammerhead Energy||$649.69 million||1.00||$173.15 million||N/A||N/A|
Hammerhead Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Cardinal Energy Group.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
78.8% of Hammerhead Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 11.3% of Cardinal Energy Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 20.0% of Hammerhead Energy shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Cardinal Energy Group and Hammerhead Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Cardinal Energy Group||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Hammerhead Energy beats Cardinal Energy Group on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Cardinal Energy Group
Cardinal Energy Group, Inc. engages in the exploration, development, exploitation, and production of oil and natural gas in the United States. It owns various working interests in oil and gas leases located in Texas. The company sells its oil and gas products to domestic purchasers of oil and gas production. Cardinal Energy Group, Inc. was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Abilene, Texas.
About Hammerhead Energy
Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation IV is a blank check company. It intends to effect a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or related business combination with one or more businesses. Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation IV is based in Menlo Park, California.
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