Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:PBT) and Sabine Royalty Trust (NYSE:SBR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Permian Basin Royalty Trust and Sabine Royalty Trust, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Permian Basin Royalty Trust||0||0||0||0||N/A|
|Sabine Royalty Trust||0||0||0||0||N/A|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Permian Basin Royalty Trust and Sabine Royalty Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Permian Basin Royalty Trust||$30.56 million||11.21||$29.32 million||N/A||N/A|
|Sabine Royalty Trust||$37.20 million||14.99||$34.72 million||N/A||N/A|
Sabine Royalty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Permian Basin Royalty Trust.
This table compares Permian Basin Royalty Trust and Sabine Royalty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Permian Basin Royalty Trust||95.78%||6,165.43%||736.89%|
|Sabine Royalty Trust||94.26%||823.88%||583.93%|
Volatility & Risk
Permian Basin Royalty Trust has a beta of 0.53, meaning that its stock price is 47% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sabine Royalty Trust has a beta of 0.32, meaning that its stock price is 68% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Permian Basin Royalty Trust pays an annual dividend of $0.66 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.0%. Sabine Royalty Trust pays an annual dividend of $3.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 8.6%.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
11.2% of Permian Basin Royalty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.8% of Sabine Royalty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Permian Basin Royalty Trust beats Sabine Royalty Trust on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Permian Basin Royalty Trust
Permian Basin Royalty Trust, an express trust, holds overriding royalty interests in various oil and gas properties in the United States. The company owns a 75% net overriding royalty interest in the Waddell Ranch properties comprising Dune, Judkins, McKnight, Tubb, University-Waddell, and Waddell fields located in Crane County, Texas. As of December 31, 2017, its Waddell Ranch properties contained 348 net productive oil wells, 65 net productive gas wells, and 102 net injection wells. The company also holds a 95% net overriding royalty in the Texas Royalty properties, which include various producing oil fields, such as Yates, Wasson, Sand Hills, East Texas, Kelly-Snyder, Panhandle Regular, N. Cowden, Todd, Keystone, Kermit, McElroy, Howard-Glasscock, Seminole, and others located in 33 counties in Texas. Its Texas Royalty properties comprise approximately 125 separate royalty interests containing approximately 51,000 net producing acres. Permian Basin Royalty Trust was founded in 1980 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
About Sabine Royalty Trust
Sabine Royalty Trust holds royalty and mineral interests in various oil and gas properties in the United States. Its royalty and mineral interests include landowner's royalties, overriding royalty interests, minerals, production payments, and other similar non-participatory interest in certain producing and proved undeveloped oil and gas properties located in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
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