Reviewing Atlas Energy Group (ATLS) and Transglobe Energy (TGA)

Atlas Energy Group (OTCMKTS: ATLS) and Transglobe Energy (NASDAQ:TGA) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

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This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Atlas Energy Group and Transglobe Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atlas Energy Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Transglobe Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Atlas Energy Group and Transglobe Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Atlas Energy Group $137.16 million 0.01 -$13.10 million N/A N/A
Transglobe Energy $252.59 million 0.53 -$78.73 million ($0.28) -6.68

Atlas Energy Group has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Transglobe Energy.

Profitability

This table compares Atlas Energy Group and Transglobe Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atlas Energy Group -676.76% N/A -64.37%
Transglobe Energy -43.56% 1.43% 0.93%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of Atlas Energy Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 17.5% of Transglobe Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. 12.4% of Atlas Energy Group shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.0% of Transglobe Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Atlas Energy Group has a beta of -0.07, indicating that its stock price is 107% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Transglobe Energy has a beta of 0.78, indicating that its stock price is 22% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Transglobe Energy beats Atlas Energy Group on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Atlas Energy Group Company Profile

Atlas Energy Group, LLC is an energy management company, which acquires and develops upstream and midstream oil and gas assets. The Company has ownership interests in the general partner Class A units, and over 23.3% limited partner interest in Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. (ARP), which is an independent developer and producer of natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids; over 80% general partner interest and approximately 2.1% limited partner interest in Atlas Growth Partners, L.P. (AGP), which conducts natural gas and oil operations in the mid-continent region of the United States, and owns approximately 15.9% general partner interest and over 12% limited partner interest in Lightfoot Capital Partners, L.P. and Lightfoot Capital Partners GP, LLC, its general partner, which incubates new master limited partnerships (MLPs) and invests in existing MLPs. Its segments include ARP, AGP, and Corporate and other. The Company focuses on the development and growth of energy enterprises.

Transglobe Energy Company Profile

TransGlobe Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, explores for, develops, and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in Egypt and Canada. It holds working interests in West Gharib, West Bakr, North West Gharib, South Alamein, South Ghazalat, and North West Sitra production sharing concessions. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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