Financial Comparison: Talos Energy (NYSE:TALO) & Triangle Petroleum (OTCMKTS:TPLM)

Talos Energy (NYSE:TALO) and Triangle Petroleum (OTCMKTS:TPLM) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.7% of Talos Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Talos Energy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.3% of Triangle Petroleum shares are held 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

Talos Energy has a beta of 3.34, indicating that its stock price is 234% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Triangle Petroleum has a beta of 2.35, indicating that its stock price is 135% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Talos Energy and Triangle Petroleum, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Talos Energy 0 0 7 0 3.00
Triangle Petroleum 0 0 0 0 N/A

Talos Energy presently has a consensus price target of $16.67, indicating a potential downside of 0.20%. Given Talos Energy’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Talos Energy is more favorable than Triangle Petroleum.


This table compares Talos Energy and Triangle Petroleum’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Talos Energy -111.57% -11.97% -4.29%
Triangle Petroleum N/A N/A N/A

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Talos Energy and Triangle Petroleum’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Talos Energy $587.49 million 2.32 -$465.61 million ($1.11) -15.05
Triangle Petroleum N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Triangle Petroleum has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Talos Energy.


Talos Energy beats Triangle Petroleum on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Talos Energy Company Profile

Talos Energy Inc., an independent exploration and production company, focuses on the exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties in the United States Gulf of Mexico and offshore Mexico. As of December 31, 2020, the company had proved reserves of 163.0 million barrels of oil equivalent, consisting of 109,307 thousand barrels of crude oil, 257,208 million cubic feet of natural gas, and 10,858 thousand barrels of crude oil. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Houston, Texas.

Triangle Petroleum Company Profile

Triangle Petroleum Corporation, an independent energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It operates in two segments, Exploration and Production, and Oilfield Services. As of January 31, 2016, the company had leasehold interests in approximately 103,540 net acres in the Bakken Shale and Three Forks formations in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and Montana. It also offers oilfield services, including hydraulic pressure pumping, wireline, perforating, pump rental, workover, and other complementary services, as well as midstream services. The company was formerly known as Peloton Resources Inc. and changed its name to Triangle Petroleum Corporation in May 2005. Triangle Petroleum Corporation was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

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