Contrasting Advantage Energy (OTCMKTS:AAVVF) & Amplify Energy (NYSE:AMPY)

Advantage Energy (OTCMKTS:AAVVFGet Free Report) and Amplify Energy (NYSE:AMPYGet Free Report) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

7.9% of Advantage Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 42.8% of Amplify Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Amplify Energy shares are held by 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 Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Advantage Energy and Amplify Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Advantage Energy 0 2 1 0 2.33
Amplify Energy 0 0 1 0 3.00

Advantage Energy presently has a consensus price target of $9.31, indicating a potential upside of 27.39%. Amplify Energy has a consensus price target of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 29.22%. Given Amplify Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Amplify Energy is more favorable than Advantage Energy.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Advantage Energy and Amplify Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Advantage Energy $400.81 million 2.92 $75.26 million $0.45 16.24
Amplify Energy $307.60 million 0.89 $392.75 million $9.66 0.72

Amplify Energy has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Advantage Energy. Amplify Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Advantage Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Advantage Energy and Amplify Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Advantage Energy 19.39% 6.54% 4.49%
Amplify Energy 122.36% 10.50% 5.24%

Volatility & Risk

Advantage Energy has a beta of 1.73, suggesting that its share price is 73% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Amplify Energy has a beta of 2.1, suggesting that its share price is 110% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Amplify Energy beats Advantage Energy on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Advantage Energy

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Advantage Energy Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, exploitation, development, and production natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids (NGLs) in the Province of Alberta, Canada. Its assets are located approximately 4 to 80 km northwest of the city of Grande Prairie, Alberta. The company was formerly known as Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. and changed its name to Advantage Energy Ltd. in May 2021. Advantage Energy Ltd. was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

About Amplify Energy

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Amplify Energy Corp., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the acquisition, development, exploitation, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. The company's properties consist of operated and non-operated working interests in producing and undeveloped leasehold acreage, as well as working interests in identified producing wells located in Oklahoma, the Rockies, federal waters offshore Southern California, East Texas/North Louisiana, and Eagle Ford. The company is based in Houston, Texas.

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