Archaea Energy (NYSE:LFG – Get Rating) and Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE – Get Rating) are both oil/energy companies, but which is the best investment? We’ll compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.
This table compares the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Archaea Energy and Clean Energy Fuels.
|Net margins||Return on equity||return on assets|
|Archaea Energy||N / A||N / A||-9.66%|
|Clean energy fuels||-42.05%||-2.84%||-2.29%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Archaea Energy and Clean Energy Fuels, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sales Ratings||Hold odds||Buy reviews||Strong buy odds||Rating|
|Clean energy fuels||0||0||6||0||3.00|
Archaea Energy currently has a consensus target price of $28.80, indicating a potential upside of 47.09%. Clean Energy Fuels has a consensus target price of $13.50, indicating a potential upside of 179.50%. Given the higher possible upside of Clean Energy Fuels, analysts clearly believe that Clean Energy Fuels is more favorable than Archaea Energy.
Risk and Volatility
Archaea Energy has a beta of 0.52, indicating that its stock price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Clean Energy Fuels has a beta of 1.9, indicating that its stock price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and insider ownership
55.9% of Archaea Energy shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 42.2% of Clean Energy Fuels shares are held by institutional investors. 36.7% of Archaea Energy shares are held by insiders. By comparison, 3.4% of Clean Energy Fuels shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership indicates that hedge funds, large fund managers, and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation and benefits
This chart compares the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and valuation of Archaea Energy and Clean Energy Fuels.
|Gross revenue||Price/sales ratio||Net revenue||Earnings per share||Price/earnings ratio|
|Archaea Energy||$77.13 million||30.38||-$23.90 million||N / A||N / A|
|Clean energy fuels||$255.65 million||4.21||-93.15 million dollars||($0.52)||-9.29|
Archaea Energy has higher revenues, but lower revenues than Clean Energy Fuels.
Archaea Energy beats Clean Energy Fuels on 6 out of 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
Archaea Energy Company Profile (Get a rating)
Archaea Energy Inc. is a producer of renewable natural gas (RNG) and renewable electricity in the United States. It owns and operates a diverse portfolio of 23 landfill gas recovery and processing projects in 12 states, including 13 projects that collectively generate approximately 177.3 MW of electrical capacity and 10 projects that have the capacity to generate approximately 27,480 million British thermal units per pipeline day. -Quality RNG. The company was founded in 2018 and is based in Houston, Texas.
Clean Energy Fuels Company Profile (Get a rating)
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. provides natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicle fleets and related fueling solutions, primarily in the United States and Canada. It provides renewable natural gas (RNG), compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) for medium and heavy vehicles; and offers operation and maintenance services for customer stations of public and private vehicle fleets. The company also designs, builds, operates and maintains service stations; and sells and services compressors and other equipment used at RNG production and refueling stations. In addition, it transports and sells CNG, RNG and LNG through virtual gas pipelines and interconnections; sells U.S. federal, state, and local government credits, such as RNG as vehicle fuel, including renewable identification numbers, and low-carbon fuel standards credits; and earns federal, state, and local credits, grants, and incentives. Additionally, the Company is focused on developing, owning and operating RNG projects of dairy waste and other livestock waste. It serves heavy-duty trucks, airports, garbage, mass transit, industrial and institutional energy consumers, as well as government fleets. As of December 31, 2021, the company served approximately 1,000 fleet customers operating approximately 48,000 vehicles; and owned, operated or supplied approximately 548 refueling stations in 42 states in the United States and 25 refueling stations in Canada. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.
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