Analysts rate Whitecap Resources Inc.(WCP:TSX) with a Strong Buy rating and a $14 target

by: Gillian Lawrence
Whitecap Resources Inc.

Analysts rate Whitecap Resources Inc. with a consensus Strong Buy rating and a 12-month average target price of $14.48 per share.

Based on the Whitecap Resources Inc. stock forecasts from 11 analysts, the average analyst target price for Whitecap Resources Inc. is CAD 14.48 over the next 12 months. Whitecap Resources Inc.’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Whitecap Resources Inc. is Bullish , which is based on 10 positive signals and 3 negative signals. At the last closing, Whitecap Resources Inc.’s stock price was CAD 9.55Whitecap Resources Inc.’s stock price has changed by +8.77% over the past week, +7.91% over the past month and +85.80% over the last year.

About Whitecap Resources Inc. (WCP:CA:TSX)

Whitecap Resources Inc., oil and gas company, acquires and develops petroleum and natural gas properties in Canada. Its principal properties are located in West Central Alberta, British Columbia, Southeast Saskatchewan, West Central Saskatchewan, and Southwest Saskatchewan. As of February 14, 2022, it had a total proved plus probable reserves of 701,829 thousand barrels of oil equivalent. Whitecap Resources Inc. is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Underpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Underpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Superior Revenue Growth

This stock has shown top quartile revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

What we don’t like:

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Poor capital utilization

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

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