Critical Contrast: Sundance Energy Australia (OTCMKTS:SDCJF) vs. Hess Midstream (NYSE:HESM)

Sundance Energy Australia (OTCMKTS:SDCJFGet Free Report) and Hess Midstream (NYSE:HESMGet Free Report) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Sundance Energy Australia and Hess Midstream’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sundance Energy Australia $164.93 million 0.06 -$28.14 million N/A N/A
Hess Midstream $1.35 billion 5.97 $118.60 million $2.21 16.29

Hess Midstream has higher revenue and earnings than Sundance Energy Australia.

Volatility and Risk

Sundance Energy Australia has a beta of 3.96, suggesting that its stock price is 296% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hess Midstream has a beta of 1.49, suggesting that its stock price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.4% of Hess Midstream shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sundance Energy Australia 24.02% 13.45% 6.16%
Hess Midstream 10.18% 35.08% 3.78%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Sundance Energy Australia and Hess Midstream, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sundance Energy Australia 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hess Midstream 0 3 3 0 2.50

Hess Midstream has a consensus target price of $36.50, suggesting a potential upside of 1.39%. Given Hess Midstream’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Hess Midstream is more favorable than Sundance Energy Australia.

Summary

Hess Midstream beats Sundance Energy Australia on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Hess Midstream

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Hess Midstream LP owns, develops, operates, and acquires midstream assets and provide fee-based services to Hess and third-party customers in the United States. It operates through three segments: Gathering; Processing and Storage; and Terminaling and Export. The Gathering segment owns natural gas gathering and compression systems; crude oil gathering systems; and produced water gathering and disposal facilities. Its gathering systems consists of approximately 1,410 miles of high and low pressure natural gas and natural gas liquids gathering pipelines with capacity of approximately 660 million cubic feet per day; crude oil gathering system comprises approximately 570 miles of crude oil gathering pipelines; and produced water gathering system that includes approximately 300 miles of pipelines in gathering systems. The Processing and Storage segment comprises Tioga Gas Plant, a natural gas processing and fractionation plant located in Tioga, North Dakota; a 50% interest in the Little Missouri 4 gas processing plant located in south of the Missouri River in McKenzie County, North Dakota; and Mentor Storage Terminal, a propane storage cavern and rail, and truck loading and unloading facility located in Mentor, Minnesota. The Terminaling and Export segment owns Ramberg terminal facility; Tioga rail terminal; crude oil rail cars; and other Dakota access pipeline connections, as well as Johnson's Corner Header System, a crude oil pipeline header system. Hess Midstream LP was founded in 2014 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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