Rwe Ag Sp (OTCMKTS:RWEOY) and Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ:CRZO) are both utilities companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Rwe Ag Sp and Carrizo Oil & Gas’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Rwe Ag Sp $15.98 billion 1.33 $465.31 million ($0.38) -90.87
Carrizo Oil & Gas $1.07 billion 0.68 $404.43 million $2.78 2.82

Rwe Ag Sp has higher revenue and earnings than Carrizo Oil & Gas. Rwe Ag Sp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Carrizo Oil & Gas, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of Rwe Ag Sp shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.8% of Carrizo Oil & Gas shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Rwe Ag Sp and Carrizo Oil & Gas, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rwe Ag Sp 0 1 2 0 2.67
Carrizo Oil & Gas 0 12 2 0 2.14

Carrizo Oil & Gas has a consensus target price of $12.94, indicating a potential upside of 65.32%. Given Carrizo Oil & Gas’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Carrizo Oil & Gas is more favorable than Rwe Ag Sp.

Volatility & Risk

Rwe Ag Sp has a beta of 0.97, suggesting that its share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Carrizo Oil & Gas has a beta of 2.12, suggesting that its share price is 112% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Rwe Ag Sp and Carrizo Oil & Gas’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rwe Ag Sp N/A -10.33% -1.87%
Carrizo Oil & Gas 61.01% 19.61% 6.55%

Summary

Carrizo Oil & Gas beats Rwe Ag Sp on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Rwe Ag Sp Company Profile

RWE Aktiengesellschaft supplies electricity and gas. It operates through four segments: Lignite & Nuclear; European Power; Supply & Trading; and Innogy. The company operates power stations based on lignite, coal, gas, nuclear power, renewable energies, and hydro and biomass; and operates and maintains solar farms, as well as generates heat. It is also involved in the supply and trade of power, gas, coal, freight, oil, weather derivatives, biomass, emissions certificates, and renewable energies; and construction of battery storage facilities. RWE Aktiengesellschaft manages electricity distribution networks; and gas distribution networks. The company offers its products and services to residential and commercial customers, industrial and corporate customers, and distributors in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Eastern Europe. It serves approximately 15.9 million electricity customers and approximately 6.6 million gas customers; and has a power generation capacity of approximately 40,000 megawatts. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Essen, Germany.

Carrizo Oil & Gas Company Profile

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc., an energy company, explores for, develops, and produces crude oil, natural gas liquids, and gas from resource plays primarily in the United States. The company holds interests in oil and gas plays, including the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas; and the Permian Basin in West Texas. As of December 31, 2018, it had proved oil and gas reserves of 329.4 million barrels of oil equivalent. Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. was founded in 1993 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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