Four Oil & Gas Plays with a Record of Growth on Top and Bottom Lines

Michael Teague |

Oil and gas stocks trade in an industry that is subject to a kaleidoscopic array of variables, one that can make retail investors feel as though returns cannot be attained without access to the kind of capital budget and technical know-how required by, say, a $500 billion drilling project in the Arctic Circle.

After all, global oil and gas prices are subject to the whims of governments (often unscrupulous ones), and pricing cartels such as OPEC, while weather, transportation, supply, demand, and operational efficacy can make appearances at any time.

And these variables can always be further compounded by the  reserves are by definition diminishing assets, able only to give less and less product throughout the course of their lifetime. And don’t forget the occasional era-defining technological breakthrough that waltzes onto the scene without notice, rearranging the way the game is played at any given time. For the time being, that distinction rests with the shale industry and its horizontal drilling techniques that have made the US an unlikely leader in global oil and gas production.

Any combination of these factors can make consistency a difficult proposition for producers, which is why the following four companies are notable. Over the past five years, each one has managed to grow both earnings-per-share and sales by at least 25 percent, and have also posted impressive growth in both categories in the most recently ended period as well.

 

TransGlobe Energy Corp. (TGA)

Industry: Independent

Market-Cap & Price: $547.58 million / $7.41

EPS & Sales Growth (past five years):+98.70 percent / +102.20 percent

EPS & Sales Growth (last quarter):  +335.70 percent / +72.10 percent

Five-Year Performance: +159.09 percent

 

Tesoro Logistics LP (TLLP)

Industry: Equipment & Services

Market-Cap & Price: $2.15 billion / $61.91

EPS & Sales Growth (past five years): +33.70 percent / +65.60 percent

EPS & Sales Growth (last quarter): +4.70 percent / +108.20 percent

Five-Year Performance: +163.33 percent

 

Kodiak Oil & gas Corp. (KOG)

Industry: Drilling & Exploration

Market-Cap & Price:$3.15 billion / $11.85

EPS & Sales Growth (past five years): +25.50 percent / +113.10 percent

EPS & Sales Growth (last quarter): +39.30 percent / +167.30 percent

Five-Year Performance: +114.28 percent

 

Oasis Petroleum Inc. (OAS)

Industry: Independent

Market-Cap & Price: $3.85 billion / $40.83

EPS & Sales Growth (past five years): +53.80 percent / +101.10 percent

EPS & Sales Growth (last quarter): +23.90 percent / +55.70 percent

Five-Year Performance: +155.83 percent

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Companies

Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
TLLP Tesoro Logistics LP representing Limited Partner I 48.00 0.27 0.57 473,274
TGA Transglobe Energy Corp 1.70 -0.03 -1.45 203,058
OAS Oasis Petroleum Inc. 15.38 0.03 0.20 9,685,128
GWYI Goldenway Inc 0.00 0.00 0.00 0

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