Reviewing Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (GTE)’s and Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ:XOG)’s results

Both Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:GTE) and Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ:XOG) compete on a level playing field in the Independent Oil & Gas industry. We will evaluate their performance with regards to analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Gran Tierra Energy Inc. 613.43M 1.47 102.62M 0.17 13.82
Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. 970.40M 0.70 97.70M 0.56 7.58

Table 1 shows gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation of the two companies. Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. appears to has higher revenue and earnings than Gran Tierra Energy Inc. The company that is more expensive between the two has a higher price-to-earnings ratio. Gran Tierra Energy Inc. is thus currently the expensive of the two stocks because it has a higher price-to-earnings ratio.


Table 2 provides the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of the two firms.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gran Tierra Energy Inc. 16.73% 10.2% 6.2%
Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. 10.07% 5.9% 2.5%

Analyst Recommendations

The next table highlights the delivered recommendations and ratings for Gran Tierra Energy Inc. and Extraction Oil & Gas Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gran Tierra Energy Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. 0 0 1 3.00

Competitively the average price target of Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. is $7, which is potential 76.77% upside.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Gran Tierra Energy Inc. and Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 81% and 0%. Insiders held roughly 0.9% of Gran Tierra Energy Inc.’s shares. Insiders Comparatively, held 2.5% of Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. 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)
Gran Tierra Energy Inc. 4.37% 0.84% -7% -31.32% -3.24% 10.14%
Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. -7.21% 7.87% -28.57% -63.86% -66.14% -0.93%

For the past year Gran Tierra Energy Inc. had bullish trend while Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. had bearish trend.


Gran Tierra Energy Inc. beats Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. on 9 of the 13 factors.

Gran Tierra Energy Inc., an independent energy company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and gas properties in Colombia, Peru, and Brazil. As of December 31, 2016, the company had total proved undeveloped reserves of 14.9 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE), including 10.4 MMBOE in Colombia and 4.5 MMBOE in Brazil. Gran Tierra Energy Inc. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc., an independent oil and gas company, focuses on the acquisition, development, and production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquid reserves in the Rocky Mountains regions, primarily in the Wattenberg Field of the Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin of Colorado. As of December 31, 2016, it had approximately 109,400 net acres of contiguous acreage blocks in the productive areas of DJ Basin; held approximately 113,700 net acres outside of the Core DJ Basin; had estimated proved reserves of approximately 238.1 MMBoe; and had 1,014 gross producing wells. The company was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Extraction Oil & Gas, Inc. is a subsidiary of PRE Resources, LLC.