Critical Analysis: Mid-Con Energy Partners (NASDAQ:MCEP) vs. Dorchester Minerals (NASDAQ:DMLP)

Dorchester Minerals (NASDAQ:DMLP) and Mid-Con Energy Partners (NASDAQ:MCEP) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

Dorchester Minerals has a beta of 1.57, indicating that its stock price is 57% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Mid-Con Energy Partners has a beta of 1.07, indicating that its stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Dorchester Minerals and Mid-Con Energy Partners’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dorchester Minerals $78.80 million 5.62 $51.03 million N/A N/A
Mid-Con Energy Partners $55.50 million 0.11 -$600,000.00 N/A N/A

Dorchester Minerals has higher revenue and earnings than Mid-Con Energy Partners.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Dorchester Minerals and Mid-Con Energy Partners, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dorchester Minerals 0 0 0 0 N/A
Mid-Con Energy Partners 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional & Insider Ownership

18.3% of Dorchester Minerals shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 34.2% of Mid-Con Energy Partners shares are held by institutional investors. 8.8% of Dorchester Minerals shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.3% of Mid-Con Energy Partners shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Dorchester Minerals and Mid-Con Energy Partners’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dorchester Minerals 63.19% 41.17% 39.41%
Mid-Con Energy Partners 5.28% 32.40% 9.50%

Summary

Dorchester Minerals beats Mid-Con Energy Partners on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Dorchester Minerals Company Profile

Dorchester Minerals, L.P. engages in the acquisition, ownership, and administration of producing and nonproducing natural gas and crude oil royalty, net profits, and leasehold interests in the United States. The company's royalty properties consist of producing and nonproducing mineral, royalty, overriding royalty, net profits, and leasehold interests located in 574 counties and parishes in 25 states; and net profits interests represent net profits overriding royalty interests in various properties owned by the operating partnership. Dorchester Minerals Management LP serves as the general partner of Dorchester Minerals, L.P. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

Mid-Con Energy Partners Company Profile

Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP engages in the acquisition, ownership, and development of producing oil and natural gas properties in North America. The company's properties are primarily located in the Mid-Continent, Permian, Big Horn, and Powder River Basin regions of the United States in Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming areas. As of December 31, 2018, its total estimated proved reserves were 24.8 million barrel of oil equivalent. Mid-Con Energy GP, LLC serves as the general partner of Mid-Con Energy Partners, LP. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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