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U.S. Energy

Nasdaq:USEG
Snowflake Description

Excellent balance sheet and overvalued.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
USEG
Nasdaq
$9M
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Energy
Company description

U.S. Energy Corp., an independent energy company, focuses on the acquisition and development of oil and gas producing properties in the continental United States. The last earnings update was 161 days ago. More info.


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  • U.S. Energy has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
USEG Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-0.5%
NasdaqCM:USEG
2.2%
US Oil and Gas
-0.1%
US Market
1 Year Returns
-40.7%
NasdaqCM:USEG
-5.3%
US Oil and Gas
7.6%
US Market
USEG Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
U.S. Energy (USEG) -0.5% -19.1% -26.2% -40.7% -70.8% -97.4%
US Oil and Gas 2.2% 4.8% 10.1% -5.3% 5.7% -26.1%
US Market -0.1% 3.7% 10.2% 7.6% 38.1% 46.4%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • USEG underperformed the Oil and Gas industry which returned -5.3% over the past year.
  • USEG underperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 7.6% over the past year.
Price Volatility
USEG
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is U.S. Energy undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
  • It is not possible to calculate the future cash flow value for U.S. Energy. This is due to cash flow or dividend data being unavailable. The share price is $0.6469.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for U.S. Energy's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are U.S. Energy's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:USEG PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-09-30) in USD $-0.14
NasdaqCM:USEG Share Price ** NasdaqCM (2019-04-23) in USD $0.65
United States of America Oil and Gas Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 107 Publicly-Listed Oil and Gas Companies 13.3x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,080 Publicly-Listed Companies 18.03x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of U.S. Energy.

NasdaqCM:USEG PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqCM:USEG Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 0.65 ÷ -0.14

-4.62x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • U.S. Energy is loss making, we can't compare its value to the US Oil and Gas industry average.
  • U.S. Energy is loss making, we can't compare the value of its earnings to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does U.S. Energy's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:USEG PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section -4.62x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 0 Analysts
Not available
United States of America Oil and Gas Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 77 Publicly-Listed Oil and Gas Companies 0.6x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,109 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.55x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to calculate PEG ratio for U.S. Energy, we can't assess if its growth is good value.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on U.S. Energy's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:USEG PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-09-30) in USD $0.73
NasdaqCM:USEG Share Price * NasdaqCM (2019-04-23) in USD $0.65
United States of America Oil and Gas Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 191 Publicly-Listed Oil and Gas Companies 1.18x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,185 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.92x
NasdaqCM:USEG PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqCM:USEG Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 0.65 ÷ 0.73

0.89x

* Primary Listing of U.S. Energy.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • U.S. Energy is good value based on assets compared to the US Oil and Gas industry average.
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Value checks
We assess U.S. Energy's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Oil and Gas industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Oil and Gas industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. U.S. Energy has a total score of 1/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Future Performance

 How is U.S. Energy expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as U.S. Energy has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have past financial data. You can see them here.

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The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
10.8%
Expected Oil and Gas industry annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is U.S. Energy expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Unable to compare U.S. Energy's earnings growth to the low risk savings rate as no estimate data is available.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Unable to compare U.S. Energy's earnings growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
  • Unable to compare U.S. Energy's revenue growth to the United States of America market average as no estimate data is available.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:USEG Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
United States of America Oil and Gas Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.8%
United States of America Oil and Gas Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 5.8%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 13.5%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.1%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:USEG Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (6 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqCM:USEG Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-09-30 6 -1 -2
2018-06-30 6 -1 -2
2018-03-31 6 -2 -1
2017-12-31 7 -1 -1
2017-09-30 6 -1 0
2017-06-30 6 -1 0
2017-03-31 6 -1 -4
2016-12-31 6 -2 -12
2016-09-30 7 -3 -29
2016-06-30 8 -4 -51
2016-03-31 9 -3 -53
2015-12-31 10 0 -67

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Unable to determine if U.S. Energy is high growth as no earnings estimate data is available.
  • Unable to determine if U.S. Energy is high growth as no revenue estimate data is available.
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:USEG Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (6 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from U.S. Energy Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqCM:USEG Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-09-30 -0.14
2018-06-30 -0.26
2018-03-31 -0.12
2017-12-31 -0.23
2017-09-30 0.02
2017-06-30 0.05
2017-03-31 -0.83
2016-12-31 -2.45
2016-09-30 -6.11
2016-06-30 -10.92
2016-03-31 -11.24
2015-12-31 -14.38

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • Unable to establish if U.S. Energy will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.

Next steps:

  1. Examine U.S. Energy's financial health to determine how well-positioned it is against times of financial stress by looking at its level of debt over time and how much cash it has left.
  2. U.S. Energy's future outlook can be gauged by looking at industry trends and market size, and determining how well-positioned the company is compared to its competitors. Take a look at other high-growth Energy companies here
  3. U.S. Energy's competitive advantages and company strategy can generally be found in its financial reports archived here.
  4. Use fundamentals to screen for another stock to analyse from our database of over 75,000 companies worldwide
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Future performance checks
We assess U.S. Energy's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
U.S. Energy has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Past Performance

  How has U.S. Energy performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare U.S. Energy's growth in the last year to its industry (Oil and Gas).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • U.S. Energy does not make a profit even though their year on year earnings growth rate was positive over the past 5 years.
  • Unable to compare U.S. Energy's 1-year earnings growth to the 5-year average as it is not currently profitable.
  • Unable to compare U.S. Energy's 1-year growth to the US Oil and Gas industry average as it is not currently profitable.
Earnings and Revenue History
U.S. Energy's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from U.S. Energy Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqCM:USEG Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-09-30 5.70 -1.55 3.98
2018-06-30 6.15 -2.39 3.96
2018-03-31 6.35 -0.87 3.33
2017-12-31 6.55 -1.36 3.38
2017-09-30 5.70 0.12 3.53
2017-06-30 5.80 0.25 3.67
2017-03-31 6.43 -4.17 3.26
2016-12-31 5.75 -11.67 2.85
2016-09-30 7.44 -28.83 3.06
2016-06-30 7.96 -51.23 4.05
2016-03-31 8.94 -52.67 4.72
2015-12-31 10.30 -67.28 5.42
2015-09-30 12.85 -50.48 5.70
2015-06-30 20.40 -27.81 5.80
2015-03-31 26.54 -22.15 6.08
2014-12-31 32.38 1.02 6.44
2014-09-30 36.58 -0.97 6.65
2014-06-30 35.24 -1.62 6.11
2014-03-31 34.02 -1.31 5.86
2013-12-31 33.65 -4.52 5.40
2013-09-30 32.41 -13.85 5.35
2013-06-30 31.47 -15.01 5.71
2013-03-31 32.08 -15.14 6.19
2012-12-31 32.53 -9.45 6.68
2012-09-30 33.34 -1.76 7.20
2012-06-30 34.11 0.16 7.37

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • It is difficult to establish if U.S. Energy has efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity greater than 20%) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if U.S. Energy has efficiently used its assets last year compared to the US Oil and Gas industry average (Return on Assets) as it is loss-making.
  • It is difficult to establish if U.S. Energy improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed) as it is currently loss-making.
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Past performance checks
We assess U.S. Energy's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Oil and Gas industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
U.S. Energy has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Health

 How is U.S. Energy's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up U.S. Energy's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • U.S. Energy is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • U.S. Energy's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of U.S. Energy's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • High level of physical assets or inventory.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 5.8x debt.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from U.S. Energy Company Filings, last reported 6 months ago.

NasdaqCM:USEG Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-09-30 11.80 0.94 3.95
2018-06-30 10.80 0.94 3.51
2018-03-31 11.23 0.94 2.89
2017-12-31 10.66 1.54 4.15
2017-09-30 2.78 6.00 2.28
2017-06-30 3.24 6.00 2.61
2017-03-31 3.04 6.00 3.03
2016-12-31 3.76 6.00 3.47
2016-09-30 3.58 6.00 3.13
2016-06-30 3.65 6.00 2.54
2016-03-31 6.91 6.00 2.18
2015-12-31 15.48 6.00 3.35
2015-09-30 54.12 6.00 4.14
2015-06-30 77.64 6.00 4.10
2015-03-31 83.81 6.00 4.00
2014-12-31 107.40 6.00 4.04
2014-09-30 109.48 8.00 4.40
2014-06-30 109.43 8.00 4.30
2014-03-31 109.32 11.00 2.56
2013-12-31 109.06 9.00 5.92
2013-09-30 110.02 7.20 5.61
2013-06-30 110.80 10.20 4.22
2013-03-31 110.24 10.20 2.69
2012-12-31 116.12 10.20 3.01
2012-09-30 123.72 8.40 3.88
2012-06-30 125.66 5.40 4.10
  • U.S. Energy's level of debt (7.9%) compared to net worth is satisfactory (less than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (6.6% vs 7.9% today).
CASH RUNWAY ANALYSIS

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

  • U.S. Energy has sufficient cash runway for 2.5 years based on current free cash flow.
  • U.S. Energy has sufficient cash runway for more than 3 years if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -32.7% each year.
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Financial health checks
We assess U.S. Energy's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. U.S. Energy has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Dividends

 What is U.S. Energy's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from U.S. Energy dividends.
If you bought $2,000 of U.S. Energy shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate U.S. Energy's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate U.S. Energy's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqCM:USEG Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 0 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Oil and Gas Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 65 Stocks 3.4%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2008 Stocks 2.4%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as U.S. Energy has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if U.S. Energy's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of U.S. Energy's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as U.S. Energy has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • Insufficient estimate data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be sustainable.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess U.S. Energy's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can U.S. Energy afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. U.S. Energy has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

Management

 What is the CEO of U.S. Energy's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
David Veltri
COMPENSATION $394,007
AGE 60
TENURE AS CEO 3.6 years
CEO Bio

Mr. David A. Veltri has been the President and Chief Operating Officer of US Energy Corp. since January 1, 2015 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since September 25, 2015 and serves as it Chairman. Mr. Veltri served as the Chief Operating Officer of Emerald Oil, Inc. from November 30, 2012 to December 05, 2014. He has over 31 years of oil and gas industry experience with a major oil company and several independent oil companies, where he has managed and engineered all phases of upstream and mid-stream oil and gas operations, covering North Dakota, Wyoming, the Rocky Mountains, the Southern U.S., Mid-Continent, Louisiana, Texas and various international locations. He served as an Independent Petroleum Engineering Consultant from October 2011 to November 2012. From August 2008 to September 2011, he served as Vice President / General Manager of Baytex Energy USA Ltd., where he managed business unit operations, capital drilling programs, lease maintenance and producing properties in the Williston Basin in North Dakota. From September 2006 to July 2008, he served as Production Manager at El Paso Exploration and Production Company, where he managed producing oil and gas properties located in northern New Mexico. His previous roles include Vice President of Production and Drilling at Yuma Exploration and Production Company, Project Engineer at EOG Resources and Vice President of Production and Engineering at Chesapeake Energy Corp. Mr. Veltri began his career in the oil and gas industry as a petroleum engineer for Amoco Production Company. He has been a Director of US Energy Corp. since December 31, 2015. He served as a Director of Baytex Energy USA Ltd. Mr. Veltri received a Bachelor of Science in Mining and Engineering from West Virginia University.

CEO Compensation
  • David's compensation has increased whilst company is loss making.
  • David's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team

David Veltri

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$394K
AGE
60
TENURE
3.6 yrs

Ryan Smith

TITLE
Chief Financial Officer
COMPENSATION
$326K
AGE
35
TENURE
1.9 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the U.S. Energy board of directors in years:

1.9
Average Tenure
59.5
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the U.S. Energy board of directors is less than 3 years, this suggests a new board.
Board of Directors

David Veltri

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$394K
AGE
60

Javier Pico

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$12K
AGE
59
TENURE
1.9 yrs

J. Chitwood

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$12K
AGE
53
TENURE
1.9 yrs

John Hoffman

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$12K
AGE
60
TENURE
1.9 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • No 3 month insider trading information.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
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Management checks
We assess U.S. Energy's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. U.S. Energy has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

News

Simply Wall St News

Some U.S. Energy Shareholders Have Copped A 97% Share Price Wipe Out

Generally speaking, companies without profits are expected to grow revenue every year, and at a good clip. … That's because it's hard to be confident a company will be sustainable if revenue growth is negligible, and it never makes a profit. … So it's not altogether surprising to see the share price down 50% per year in the same time period.

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Is US Energy Corp's (NASDAQ:USEG) CEO Pay Fair?

This report will, first, examine the CEO compensation levels in comparison to CEO compensation at companies of similar size. … How Does David Veltri's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies. … At the time of writing our data says that US Energy Corp has a market cap of US$11m, and is paying total annual CEO compensation of US$394k.

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Who Are US Energy Corp's (NASDAQ:USEG) Major Shareholders?

Institutions often own shares in more established companies, while it's not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller companies. … We also tend to see lower insider ownership in companies that were previously publicly owned. … institutions own shares in the company.

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How Should Investors React To US Energy Corp's (NASDAQ:USEG) CEO Pay?

Recognizing whether CEO incentives are aligned with shareholders is a crucial part of investing. … Incentives can be in the form of compensation, which should always be structured in a way that promotes value-creation to shareholders. … Veltri’s pay and compare this to the company’s performance over the same period, as well as measure it against other.

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Does US. Energy Corp.'s (NASDAQ:USEG) CEO Pay Reflect Performance?

Performance can be measured based on factors such as earnings and total shareholder return (TSR). … Recently, USEG released negative earnings of -US$864.00K. … Usually I would use earnings and market cap to account for variations in performance, however, USEG's negative earnings reduces the effectiveness of this method.

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Who Really Owns US. Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:USEG)?

Energy NasdaqCM:USEG Ownership_summary Apr 25th 18 Institutional Ownership Institutional investors transact in large blocks which can influence the momentum of stock prices, at least in the short-term, especially when there is a low level of public shares available on the market to trade. … This level of ownership gives retail investors the power to sway key policy decisions such as board composition, executive compensation, and potential acquisitions. … This is a positive sign for potential investors as these firms play an important role in aligning company policy with shareholder returns.Next Steps: Institutional ownership in USEG is not at a level that would concern investors.

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Did US. Energy Corp.'s (NASDAQ:USEG) Earnings Growth Outperform The Industry?

Energy Commentary On USEG's Past Performance To account for any quarterly or half-yearly updates, I use data from the most recent 12 months, which either annualizes the most recent 6-month earnings update, or in some cases, the most recent annual report is already the latest available financial data. … Energy, its most recent earnings (trailing twelve month) is -US$1.36M, which, against the prior year's level, has become less negative. … Energy is currently unprofitable, it may have only just been aided by the recent industry expansion, moving earnings into a more favorable position.What does this mean?

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Did US. Energy Corp. (NASDAQ:USEG) Create Value For Investors Over The Past Year?

Return on Equity = Net Profit ÷ Shareholders Equity ROE is assessed against cost of equity, which is measured using the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) – but let’s not dive into the details of that today. … ROE can be dissected into three distinct ratios: net profit margin, asset turnover, and financial leverage. … This is called the Dupont Formula: Dupont Formula ROE = profit margin × asset turnover × financial leverage ROE = (annual net profit ÷ sales) × (sales ÷ assets) × (assets ÷ shareholders’ equity) ROE = annual net profit ÷ shareholders’ equity NasdaqCM:USEG Last Perf Mar 14th 18 Basically, profit margin measures how much of revenue trickles down into earnings which illustrates how efficient the business is with its cost management.

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Is US. Energy Corp.'s (NASDAQ:USEG) Balance Sheet Strong Enough To Weather A Storm?

How does USEG’s operating cash flow stack up against its debt? … At this current level of debt, USEG currently has US$2.52M remaining in cash and short-term investments for investing into the business. … For USEG, the ratio of 0.69x suggests that interest is not strongly covered, which means that debtors may be less inclined to loan the company more money, reducing its headroom for growth through debt.Next Steps: With a high level of debt on its balance sheet, USEG could still be in a financially strong position if its cash flow also stacked up.

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Is US Energy Corp's (NASDAQ:USEG) CEO Pay Fair?

Earnings is a powerful indication of USEG's ability to invest shareholders' funds and generate returns. … Given earnings are moving the right way, CEO pay should represent Veltri's value creation for shareholders. … Taking into account USEG's size and performance, in terms of market cap and earnings, it seems that Veltri is paid on a similar level to other US CEOs of small-caps, on average.

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Company Info

Description

U.S. Energy Corp., an independent energy company, focuses on the acquisition and development of oil and gas producing properties in the continental United States. It holds interests in various oil and gas projects in Williston Basin of North Dakota; Dimmit County of Texas; and Coastal Louisiana. As of December 31, 2017, the company had estimated proved reserves of 824,115 barrels of oil equivalent. It has interests in oil and gas leases covering 4,744 net acres; and 13.89 net producing wells. The company was founded in 1966 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

Details
Name: U.S. Energy Corp.
USEG
Exchange: NasdaqCM
Founded: 1966
$8,704,983
13,456,459
Website: http://www.usnrg.com
Address: U.S. Energy Corp.
950 South Cherry Street,
Suite 1515,
Denver,
Colorado, 80246,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqCM USEG Common Stock Nasdaq Capital Market US USD 02. Jan 1980
DB UE21 Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 02. Jan 1980
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
3
U.S. Energy employees.
Industry
Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
Energy
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/04/23 23:46
End of day share price update: 2019/04/23 00:00
Last earnings filing: 2018/11/13
Last earnings reported: 2018/09/30
Last annual earnings reported: 2017/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.