Reviewing Eclipse Resources Corporation (ECR)’s and Lonestar Resources US Inc. (NASDAQ:LONE)’s results

We are contrasting Eclipse Resources Corporation (NYSE:ECR) and Lonestar Resources US Inc. (NASDAQ:LONE) on their institutional ownership, earnings and valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations. They both are Independent Oil & Gas companies, competing one another.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Eclipse Resources Corporation N/A 0.00 N/A -0.11 0.00
Lonestar Resources US Inc. 201.17M 0.52 11.53M -3.64 0.00

Table 1 showcases the top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Eclipse Resources Corporation and Lonestar Resources US Inc.

Profitability

Table 2 shows us Eclipse Resources Corporation and Lonestar Resources US Inc.’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eclipse Resources Corporation 0.00% -4.9% -2.3%
Lonestar Resources US Inc. 5.73% -46.9% -13%

Volatility and Risk

Eclipse Resources Corporation’s volatility measures that it’s 103.00% more volatile than S&P 500 due to its 2.03 beta. In other hand, Lonestar Resources US Inc. has beta of 2.87 which is 187.00% more volatile than S&P 500.

Liquidity

Eclipse Resources Corporation’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 0.8 and 0.8 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor Lonestar Resources US Inc. are 0.2 and 0.2 respectively. Eclipse Resources Corporation therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to Lonestar Resources US Inc.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Eclipse Resources Corporation and Lonestar Resources US Inc. has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 78.1% and 59.7%. About 12.9% of Eclipse Resources Corporation’s share are owned by insiders. Comparatively, Lonestar Resources US Inc. has 1.4% of it’s share owned by insiders.

Performance

Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Eclipse Resources Corporation 4.46% 2.63% 5.41% -21.48% -31.58% 11.43%
Lonestar Resources US Inc. -2.83% -4% -29.2% -47.19% 24.03% 31.51%

For the past year Eclipse Resources Corporation has weaker performance than Lonestar Resources US Inc.

Summary

Lonestar Resources US Inc. beats on 5 of the 9 factors Eclipse Resources Corporation.

Eclipse Resources Corporation, an independent exploration and production company, acquires and develops oil and natural gas properties in the Appalachian Basin. The company owns interests in the Utica Shale and Marcellus Shale areas. As of December 31, 2016, it had an acreage position approximating 199,000 net acres in Eastern Ohio. The companyÂ’s estimated proved reserves consisted of 469.4 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent. Eclipse Resources Corporation was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in State College, Pennsylvania.

Lonestar Resources US Inc., an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, development, and production of unconventional oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas properties in the United States. The company primarily focuses on Eagle Ford Shale properties in Texas counties. It also owns 28,655 net undeveloped acres in the Poplar West area of the Bakken Three Forks formation located in Roosevelt County, Montana. Lonestar Resources US Inc. was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.

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