Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNQ)’s Financial Results Comparing With Epsilon Energy Ltd. (NASDAQ:EPSN)

As Independent Oil & Gas businesses, Canadian Natural Resources Limited (NYSE:CNQ) and Epsilon Energy Ltd. (NASDAQ:EPSN), are affected by contrast. This especially applies to their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Canadian Natural Resources Limited 27 5.91 1.16B 2.58 11.39
Epsilon Energy Ltd. 3 0.00 21.01M 0.30 10.71

Table 1 shows top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation of the two companies. Epsilon Energy Ltd. seems to has lower revenue and earnings compared to Canadian Natural Resources Limited. Business that currently has a higher P/E ratio means that it is the more expensive of the two businesses. Canadian Natural Resources Limited’s current P/E ratio is higher than that of Epsilon Energy Ltd., which means that it is the expensive of the two.


Table 2 shows us the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of both businesses.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Canadian Natural Resources Limited 4,253,758,709.20% 12.1% 5.3%
Epsilon Energy Ltd. 625,986,949.92% 11.1% 8.8%

Volatility and Risk

A 1.21 beta indicates that Canadian Natural Resources Limited is 21.00% more volatile compared to Standard & Poor’s 500. Epsilon Energy Ltd.’s 88.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 which is a result of the 0.12 beta.


Canadian Natural Resources Limited’s Current Ratio is 0.6 while its Quick Ratio is 0.4. On the competitive side is, Epsilon Energy Ltd. which has a 3.4 Current Ratio and a 3.4 Quick Ratio. Epsilon Energy Ltd. is better positioned to pay off short and long-term obligations compared to Canadian Natural Resources Limited.

Analyst Ratings

The next table highlights the given recommendations and ratings for Canadian Natural Resources Limited and Epsilon Energy Ltd.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Canadian Natural Resources Limited 0 0 2 3.00
Epsilon Energy Ltd. 0 0 0 0.00

Canadian Natural Resources Limited’s consensus target price is $44, while its potential upside is 48.60%.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Canadian Natural Resources Limited and Epsilon Energy Ltd. has shares held by institutional investors as follows: 66.6% and 67.4%. Insiders held roughly 3.3% of Canadian Natural Resources Limited’s shares.


Here are 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)
Canadian Natural Resources Limited 4.86% 13.29% 18.6% 9.24% 11.18% 21.55%
Epsilon Energy Ltd. -6.41% -2.47% -17.49% -24.24% -17.77% -27.7%

For the past year Canadian Natural Resources Limited had bullish trend while Epsilon Energy Ltd. had bearish trend.


Canadian Natural Resources Limited beats Epsilon Energy Ltd. on 13 of the 14 factors.

Canadian Natural Resources Limited acquires, explores for, develops, produces, markets, and sells crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The company offers light and medium crude oil, primary heavy crude oil, Pelican Lake heavy crude oil, bitumen, and synthetic crude oil (SCO). Its midstream assets include two crude oil pipeline systems; and a 50% working interest in an 84-megawatt cogeneration plant at Primrose. As of December 31, 2016, the company's gross proved crude oil, bitumen, SCO, and NGLs reserves totaled 4,866 million barrels; gross proved plus probable crude oil, bitumen, SCO, and NGLs reserves totaled 7,667 million barrels; proved natural gas reserves totaled 6,617 billion cubic feet; and gross proved plus probable natural gas reserves totaled 9,076 billion cubic feet. It operates primarily in Western Canada; the United Kingdom portion of the North Sea; and Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, and South Africa in Offshore Africa. The company was formerly known as AEX Minerals Corporation and changed its name to Canadian Natural Resources Limited in December 1975. Canadian Natural Resources Limited was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.