Falcon Minerals (NASDAQ:FLMN) and STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH (NASDAQ:STLR) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

71.4% of Falcon Minerals shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 29.5% of STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.6% of Falcon Minerals shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 32.9% of STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Falcon Minerals has a beta of -0.07, suggesting that its share price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH has a beta of -0.05, suggesting that its share price is 105% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Falcon Minerals and STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Falcon Minerals N/A N/A $520,000.00 N/A N/A
STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH N/A N/A -$300,000.00 N/A N/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Falcon Minerals and STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Falcon Minerals 0 0 3 0 3.00
STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH 0 0 0 0 N/A

Falcon Minerals presently has a consensus target price of $11.67, suggesting a potential upside of 36.77%. Given Falcon Minerals’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Falcon Minerals is more favorable than STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH.

Dividends

Falcon Minerals pays an annual dividend of $0.38 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.5%. STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH does not pay a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Falcon Minerals and STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Falcon Minerals N/A 10.63% 2.61%
STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH N/A -16.16% -1.62%

Summary

Falcon Minerals beats STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Falcon Minerals

Falcon Minerals Corporation acquires, owns, maintains, and manages mineral interests, mineral royalties, and overriding royalties relating to onshore unconventional shale oil and natural gas properties in the United States; and any associated interests and royalties relating to conventional oil and natural gas properties. The company is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

About STELLAR ACQUISI/SH SH

Stellar Acquisition III Inc. does not have significant operations. The company intends to acquire through a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, recapitalization, exchangeable share transactions, or other similar business transactions with one or more operating businesses or assets. Stellar Acquisition III Inc. was founded in 2015 and is based in Athens, Greece.

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