Head to Head Comparison: Sundance Energy Australia (OTCMKTS:SDCJF) & Prairie Operating (NASDAQ:PROP)

Prairie Operating (NASDAQ:PROPGet Free Report) and Sundance Energy Australia (OTCMKTS:SDCJFGet Free Report) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

34.3% of Prairie Operating shares are owned by institutional investors. 42.0% of Prairie Operating shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Prairie Operating and Sundance Energy Australia, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Prairie Operating 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sundance Energy Australia 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk & Volatility

Prairie Operating has a beta of 1.93, meaning that its stock price is 93% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sundance Energy Australia has a beta of 3.96, meaning that its stock price is 296% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Prairie Operating and Sundance Energy Australia’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Prairie Operating $1.55 million 88.16 -$79.08 million N/A N/A
Sundance Energy Australia $164.93 million 0.06 -$28.14 million N/A N/A

Sundance Energy Australia has higher revenue and earnings than Prairie Operating.

Profitability

This table compares Prairie Operating and Sundance Energy Australia’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Prairie Operating N/A -1,088.01% -159.22%
Sundance Energy Australia 24.02% 13.45% 6.16%

Summary

Sundance Energy Australia beats Prairie Operating on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Prairie Operating

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Prairie Operating Co., an independent energy company, engages in the development, exploration, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids in the United States. The company holds assets in the Denver-Julesburg Basin in Colorado; and the Niobrara and Codell formations. Prairie Operating Co. is based in Houston Texas.

About Sundance Energy Australia

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Sundance Energy Australia Limited operates as an onshore oil and gas company in the United States. The company explores for, develops, and produces oil and natural gas. Its exploration and development activities are focused on the Eagle Ford project in the South-Texas-Gulf Coast Basin. Sundance Energy Australia Limited was incorporated in 2004 and is based in Wayville, Australia.

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