Comparing Royale Energy Funds (ROYL) and Anadarko Petroleum (APC)

Royale Energy Funds (OTCMKTS:ROYL) and Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.9% of Anadarko Petroleum shares are held by institutional investors. 65.0% of Royale Energy Funds shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Anadarko Petroleum shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Anadarko Petroleum pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.5%. Royale Energy Funds does not pay a dividend. Anadarko Petroleum pays out -61.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Royale Energy Funds has a beta of 3.04, meaning that its share price is 204% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Anadarko Petroleum has a beta of 1.55, meaning that its share price is 55% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Royale Energy Funds and Anadarko Petroleum’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Royale Energy Funds $1.01 million 10.25 -$2.42 million N/A N/A
Anadarko Petroleum $11.91 billion 2.00 -$456.00 million ($1.96) -24.15

Royale Energy Funds has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Anadarko Petroleum.

Profitability

This table compares Royale Energy Funds and Anadarko Petroleum’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Royale Energy Funds -1,112.03% N/A -64.39%
Anadarko Petroleum 11.49% 8.90% 2.60%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Royale Energy Funds and Anadarko Petroleum, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Royale Energy Funds 0 0 0 0 N/A
Anadarko Petroleum 0 5 20 0 2.80

Anadarko Petroleum has a consensus price target of $79.15, suggesting a potential upside of 67.19%. Given Anadarko Petroleum’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Anadarko Petroleum is more favorable than Royale Energy Funds.

Summary

Anadarko Petroleum beats Royale Energy Funds on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Royale Energy Funds

Royale Energy, Inc. focuses on the acquisition, development, and marketing of oil and natural gas in the United States. Its principal operations are located in California's Los Angeles and Sacramento Basins. The company was founded in 1986 and is based in El Cajon, California.

About Anadarko Petroleum

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of oil and gas properties. It operates through three segments: Exploration and Production, WES Midstream, and Other Midstream. The company explores for and produces oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). It also engages in gathering, processing, treating, and transporting oil, natural-gas, and NGLs production, as well as the gathering and disposal of produced water. The company's oil and natural gas properties are located in the United States onshore and deepwater Gulf of Mexico; and Algeria, Ghana, Mozambique, Colombia, and other countries. As of December 31, 2017, it had approximately 1.4 billion barrels of oil equivalent of proved reserves. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas.

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