Reviewing American Energy Group (OTCMKTS:AEGG) and Whiting Petroleum (OTCMKTS:WLL)

American Energy Group (OTCMKTS:AEGG) and Whiting Petroleum (NYSE:WLL) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares American Energy Group and Whiting Petroleum’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
American Energy Group N/A N/A N/A
Whiting Petroleum 6.62% -1.90% -1.03%

Volatility & Risk

American Energy Group has a beta of -0.12, suggesting that its share price is 112% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Whiting Petroleum has a beta of 3.36, suggesting that its share price is 236% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares American Energy Group and Whiting Petroleum’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
American Energy Group N/A N/A -$1.26 million N/A N/A
Whiting Petroleum $2.08 billion 0.13 $342.49 million $2.18 1.34

Whiting Petroleum has higher revenue and earnings than American Energy Group.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

99.5% of Whiting Petroleum shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.2% of Whiting Petroleum shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for American Energy Group and Whiting Petroleum, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
American Energy Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Whiting Petroleum 5 15 3 0 1.91

Whiting Petroleum has a consensus price target of $11.94, indicating a potential upside of 308.85%. Given Whiting Petroleum’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Whiting Petroleum is more favorable than American Energy Group.

Summary

Whiting Petroleum beats American Energy Group on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About American Energy Group

The American Energy Group, Ltd. operates as an energy resource royalty company. The company holds 18% interest in the Yasin (2768-7) Block in Pakistan; and interests in two oil and gas leases in Galveston County, Texas. It also holds a 2.5% working interest in the Sanjawi Block No. 3068-2, Zone II that covers an area of 2,258 square kilometer located in Baluchistan Province; and Zamzama North Block No. 2667-8, Zone III that covers an area of 1,229 square kilometer located in Sindh Province. The company was formerly known as Belize-American Corp. Internationale and changed its name to The American Energy Group, Ltd. in November 1994. The American Energy Group, Ltd. was incorporated in 1987 and is headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.

About Whiting Petroleum

Whiting Petroleum Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas primarily in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. The company sells its oil and gas production to end users, marketers, and other purchasers. As of December 31, 2018, it had interests in 2,097 net productive wells on approximately 539,300 net developed acres, as well as total estimated proved reserves of 520.1 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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