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Evolution Petroleum

Executive Summary

Evolution Petroleum Corporation, an oil and gas company, engages in the development, production, ownership, and management of oil and gas properties in the United States. More Details

Snowflake Analysis

Flawless balance sheet not a dividend payer.

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Share Price & News

How has Evolution Petroleum's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: EPM is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 10% a week.

Volatility Over Time: EPM's weekly volatility (10%) has been stable over the past year.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Oil and Gas


US Market

1 Year Return




US Oil and Gas


US Market

Return vs Industry: EPM underperformed the US Oil and Gas industry which returned -29.6% over the past year.

Return vs Market: EPM underperformed the US Market which returned 20.4% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day2.9%10.2%1.8%
30 Day27.4%26.0%6.0%
90 Day9.1%12.8%6.8%
1 Year-42.4%-46.2%-24.9%-29.6%23.2%20.4%
3 Year-52.5%-60.0%-29.9%-39.5%47.4%37.6%
5 Year-43.1%-55.4%-24.7%-39.7%91.9%70.8%

Long-Term Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Evolution Petroleum's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Evolution Petroleum undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Book (PB) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: EPM ($2.88) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($1.03)

Significantly Below Fair Value: EPM is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: EPM is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Oil and Gas industry average.

PE vs Market: EPM is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate EPM's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: EPM is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the US Oil and Gas industry average (1x).

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Future Growth

How is Evolution Petroleum forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?


Forecasted Energy industry annual growth in earnings

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 Evolution Petroleum 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 SimplyWall St do have past financial data.

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Past Performance

How has Evolution Petroleum performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: EPM is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: EPM is currently unprofitable.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: EPM is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 7.9% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare EPM's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: EPM is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Oil and Gas industry (-29.6%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: EPM has a negative Return on Equity (-6.01%), as it is currently unprofitable.

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Financial Health

How is Evolution Petroleum's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: EPM's short term assets ($25.5M) exceed its short term liabilities ($4.0M).

Long Term Liabilities: EPM's short term assets ($25.5M) exceed its long term liabilities ($11.6M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: EPM is debt free.

Reducing Debt: EPM has not had any debt for past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: EPM has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.

Interest Coverage: EPM has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet

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What is Evolution Petroleum current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Current Dividend Yield

Upcoming Dividend Payment

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: EPM's dividend (3.47%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.46%).

High Dividend: EPM's dividend (3.47%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (4.05%).

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: EPM has been paying a dividend for less than 10 years and during this time payments have been volatile.

Growing Dividend: EPM has only been paying a dividend for 7 years, and since then payments have fallen.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: EPM is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average board tenure


Jason Brown (43 yo)





Mr. Jason E. Brown has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Evolution Petroleum Corporation since July 10, 2019. He was a Co-Founder of Halcon Resources Corporation and he served as Vice President...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Jason's total compensation ($USD900.64K) is above average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD561.41K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Insufficient data to compare Jason's compensation with company performance.

Board Members

Robert Herlin
Co-Founder & Non-Executive Chairman11.83yrsUS$185.17k5.29%
$ 5.0m
William Dozier
Independent Director14.92yrsUS$151.74k0.49%
$ 459.7k
Marran J. Ogilvie
Independent Director2.92yrsUS$152.94k0.15%
$ 138.1k
Edward DiPaolo
Lead Independent Director8.08yrsUS$147.74k0.72%
$ 674.6k
Kelly Loyd
Independent Director11.92yrsUS$141.24k0.20%
$ 188.8k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: EPM's board of directors are seasoned and experienced ( 11.8 years average tenure).


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Evolution Petroleum Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Evolution Petroleum Corporation
  • Ticker: EPM
  • Exchange: AMEX
  • Founded: 2003
  • Industry: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production
  • Sector: Energy
  • Market Cap: US$94.218m
  • Shares outstanding: 32.71m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Evolution Petroleum Corporation
  • 1155 Dairy Ashford Road
  • Suite 425
  • Houston
  • Texas
  • 77079
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
EP7DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURMay 2004


Evolution Petroleum Corporation, an oil and gas company, engages in the development, production, ownership, and management of oil and gas properties in the United States. The company primarily holds intere...

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/11/25 00:08
End of Day Share Price2020/11/24 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/06/30

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.