Head to Head Contrast: Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE:CRT) & Hugoton Royalty Trust (NYSE:HGTXU)

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Cross Timbers Royalty Trust (NYSE:CRT) and Hugoton Royalty Trust (OTCMKTS:HGTXU) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Cross Timbers Royalty Trust and Hugoton Royalty Trust, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A
Hugoton Royalty Trust 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

11.1% of Cross Timbers Royalty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.5% of Hugoton Royalty Trust shares are owned by institutional investors. 9.4% of Cross Timbers Royalty Trust shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

Cross Timbers Royalty Trust has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Hugoton Royalty Trust has a beta of 0.83, indicating that its share price is 17% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Cross Timbers Royalty Trust and Hugoton Royalty Trust’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust 89.06% 67.17% 57.16%
Hugoton Royalty Trust N/A -11.77% -85.40%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cross Timbers Royalty Trust and Hugoton Royalty Trust’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cross Timbers Royalty Trust $5.96 million 5.50 $6.68 million N/A N/A
Hugoton Royalty Trust $5.32 million 0.98 -$370,000.00 N/A N/A

Cross Timbers Royalty Trust has higher revenue and earnings than Hugoton Royalty Trust.

Summary

Cross Timbers Royalty Trust beats Hugoton Royalty Trust on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cross Timbers Royalty Trust

Cross Timbers Royalty Trust is an express trust, which operates as a trustee of Southwest Bank. It is created to collect and distribute monthly net profits income to unitholders. It has interest in certain royalty and overriding royalty interest properties in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. The firm also has interest in certain working interest properties in Texas and Oklahoma. The company was founded on February 12, 1991 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

About Hugoton Royalty Trust

Hugoton Royalty Trust operates as an express trust in the United States. It holds 80% net profits interests in various natural gas producing working interest properties in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming under conveyances. Hugoton Royalty Trust was founded in 1998 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

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