Epsilon Energy Ltd. (EPSN) and Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:PBT) Contrasting side by side

Epsilon Energy Ltd. (NASDAQ:EPSN) and Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:PBT) compete with each other in the Independent Oil & Gas sector. We will analyze and contrast their dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Epsilon Energy Ltd. 29.68M 4.24 6.66M 0.35 12.44
Permian Basin Royalty Trust 32.11M 10.96 30.79M 0.66 12.17

Table 1 shows the top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation for Epsilon Energy Ltd. and Permian Basin Royalty Trust. Permian Basin Royalty Trust appears to has higher revenue and earnings than Epsilon Energy Ltd. Company that currently has a higher P/E ratio means that it is the more expensive of the two businesses. Epsilon Energy Ltd.’s currently higher P/E ratio makes it the more expensive of the two businesses.


Table 2 has Epsilon Energy Ltd. and Permian Basin Royalty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Epsilon Energy Ltd. 22.44% 0% 0%
Permian Basin Royalty Trust 95.89% 0% 736.1%


The dividend yield for Permian Basin Royalty Trust is 8.64% while its annual dividend payout is $0.66 per share. No dividend is paid out by Epsilon Energy Ltd.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Epsilon Energy Ltd. and Permian Basin Royalty Trust has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 0% and 11.2%. Insiders Comparatively, owned 1% of Permian Basin Royalty Trust shares.


In this table we show 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)
Epsilon Energy Ltd. 4.29% 0.21% 12.5% 10.61% -1.85% 0.21%
Permian Basin Royalty Trust -1.11% 17.28% 18.14% -10% -11.88% 35.76%

For the past year Epsilon Energy Ltd.’s stock price has smaller growth than Permian Basin Royalty Trust.


Permian Basin Royalty Trust beats Epsilon Energy Ltd. on 11 of the 12 factors.

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, 2016, its Waddell Ranch properties contained 349 net productive oil wells, 64 net productive gas wells, and 102 net injection wells. The company also holds a 95% net overriding royalty in the Texas Royalty properties that 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 consist of 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.

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