Enerplus (ERF) Competitors

$20.00
+0.15 (+0.76%)
(As of 05/17/2024 ET)

ERF vs. NOG, VIST, CNX, SSL, BSM, CRC, CRK, KOS, CPG, and MGY

Should you be buying Enerplus stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Enerplus include Northern Oil and Gas (NOG), Vista Energy (VIST), CNX Resources (CNX), Sasol (SSL), Black Stone Minerals (BSM), California Resources (CRC), Comstock Resources (CRK), Kosmos Energy (KOS), Crescent Point Energy (CPG), and Magnolia Oil & Gas (MGY). These companies are all part of the "crude petroleum & natural gas" industry.

Enerplus vs.

Northern Oil and Gas (NYSE:NOG) and Enerplus (NYSE:ERF) are both mid-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, community ranking, profitability, institutional ownership and media sentiment.

Northern Oil and Gas has a beta of 1.84, suggesting that its stock price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Enerplus has a beta of 1.97, suggesting that its stock price is 97% more volatile than the S&P 500.

98.8% of Northern Oil and Gas shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.4% of Enerplus shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of Northern Oil and Gas shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Enerplus shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

In the previous week, Enerplus had 3 more articles in the media than Northern Oil and Gas. MarketBeat recorded 9 mentions for Enerplus and 6 mentions for Northern Oil and Gas. Enerplus' average media sentiment score of 0.94 beat Northern Oil and Gas' score of 0.35 indicating that Northern Oil and Gas is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Northern Oil and Gas
2 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Enerplus
3 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Northern Oil and Gas presently has a consensus price target of $48.00, suggesting a potential upside of 19.94%. Enerplus has a consensus price target of $21.87, suggesting a potential upside of 9.35%. Given Enerplus' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Northern Oil and Gas is more favorable than Enerplus.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Northern Oil and Gas
1 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
7 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.73
Enerplus
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.50

Northern Oil and Gas has a net margin of 30.01% compared to Northern Oil and Gas' net margin of 24.09%. Enerplus' return on equity of 34.06% beat Northern Oil and Gas' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Northern Oil and Gas30.01% 34.06% 13.70%
Enerplus 24.09%33.88%19.89%

Northern Oil and Gas pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.0%. Enerplus pays an annual dividend of $0.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.3%. Northern Oil and Gas pays out 25.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Enerplus pays out 14.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years. Northern Oil and Gas has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years and Enerplus has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Northern Oil and Gas is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

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

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Northern Oil and Gas$2.17B1.87$922.97M$6.176.49
Enerplus$1.69B2.41$456.08M$1.8011.11

Enerplus received 467 more outperform votes than Northern Oil and Gas when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 61.77% of users gave Enerplus an outperform vote while only 34.94% of users gave Northern Oil and Gas an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Northern Oil and GasOutperform Votes
29
34.94%
Underperform Votes
54
65.06%
EnerplusOutperform Votes
496
61.77%
Underperform Votes
307
38.23%

Summary

Northern Oil and Gas beats Enerplus on 14 of the 22 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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ERF vs. The Competition

MetricEnerplusCrude petroleum & natural gas IndustryEnergy SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$4.05B$9.11B$8.34B$18.05B
Dividend Yield1.30%17.39%11.66%3.44%
P/E Ratio11.1115.0614.5622.61
Price / Sales2.414.3449.3810.27
Price / Cash4.696.8911.3120.10
Price / Book3.282.002.856.01
Net Income$456.08M$1.27B$987.46M$966.25M
7 Day Performance0.35%2.85%1.73%1.87%
1 Month Performance0.86%1.07%4.25%7.16%
1 Year Performance37.93%10.91%6.73%21.68%

Enerplus Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
NOG
Northern Oil and Gas
4.0975 of 5 stars
$40.13
+1.3%
$48.00
+19.6%
+32.1%$4.06B$2.17B6.5038Analyst Forecast
VIST
Vista Energy
1.8895 of 5 stars
$46.55
+3.4%
$51.00
+9.6%
+131.9%$4.32B$1.17B13.49299
CNX
CNX Resources
3.6479 of 5 stars
$24.19
+3.1%
$25.00
+3.3%
+56.8%$3.71B$3.47B4.38470Positive News
SSL
Sasol
2.6581 of 5 stars
$7.31
-2.3%
N/A-38.6%$4.63B$16.30B0.0029,073Gap Down
BSM
Black Stone Minerals
2.1284 of 5 stars
$15.71
+0.5%
$19.33
+23.1%
+0.6%$3.30B$592.22M10.202,020Gap Down
CRC
California Resources
3.8835 of 5 stars
$47.87
-0.7%
$63.71
+33.1%
+25.3%$3.28B$2.36B13.72970
CRK
Comstock Resources
2.1076 of 5 stars
$10.73
+3.6%
$10.08
-6.0%
+11.2%$3.14B$1.57B48.77251Analyst Downgrade
Analyst Revision
News Coverage
KOS
Kosmos Energy
4.4506 of 5 stars
$6.11
+1.7%
$9.63
+57.7%
-5.2%$2.88B$1.70B13.28243Positive News
CPG
Crescent Point Energy
3.8749 of 5 stars
$8.59
-0.1%
$13.81
+60.9%
N/A$5.32B$2.59B-107.30777Dividend Cut
Short Interest ↓
Analyst Revision
MGY
Magnolia Oil & Gas
1.9716 of 5 stars
$26.05
+0.9%
$27.88
+7.0%
+29.9%$5.32B$1.24B12.96247Insider Selling

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This page (NYSE:ERF) was last updated on 5/18/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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