Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL) & GENEL ENERGY PL/ADR (NASDAQ:GEGYY) Financial Contrast

GENEL ENERGY PL/ADR (OTCMKTS:GEGYY) and Ultra Petroleum (NASDAQ:UPL) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

GENEL ENERGY PL/ADR has a beta of -1.05, meaning that its stock price is 205% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ultra Petroleum has a beta of -0.05, meaning that its stock price is 105% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares GENEL ENERGY PL/ADR and Ultra Petroleum’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
GENEL ENERGY PL/ADR $355.10 million 1.34 -$283.60 million N/A N/A
Ultra Petroleum $892.50 million 0.03 $85.21 million $0.76 0.18

Ultra Petroleum has higher revenue and earnings than GENEL ENERGY PL/ADR.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for GENEL ENERGY PL/ADR and Ultra Petroleum, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ultra Petroleum 0 0 0 0 N/A

Insider & Institutional Ownership

71.5% of Ultra Petroleum shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Ultra Petroleum shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares GENEL ENERGY PL/ADR and Ultra Petroleum’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ultra Petroleum 8.35% -11.65% 7.11%


Ultra Petroleum beats GENEL ENERGY PL/ADR on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.


Genel Energy plc engages in the oil and gas exploration and production activities. It operates through three segments: Oil producing Assets, Miran and Bina Bawi Assets, and Exploration Assets. The company holds interests in the Taq Taq and Tawke oil producing fields, as well as Miran and Bina Bawi gas assets in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq; and exploration assets in Somaliland and Morocco. As of December 31, 2017, it had proven and probable net working interest reserves of 150 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Genel Energy plc is a subsidiary of Cukurova Group.

Ultra Petroleum Company Profile

Ultra Petroleum Corp., an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, operation, and production of oil and natural gas properties. Its principal business activities are developing its natural gas reserves in the Green River Basin of southwest Wyoming—the Pinedale and Jonah fields. As of December 31, 2018, the company owned interests in approximately 114,000 gross acres in Wyoming. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

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