Baytex Energy Corp (NYSE: BTE) is one of 246 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Baytex Energy Corp to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Baytex Energy Corp and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Baytex Energy Corp 1 5 1 0 2.00
Baytex Energy Corp Competitors 1418 7373 11960 253 2.53

Baytex Energy Corp currently has a consensus target price of $7.44, suggesting a potential upside of 163.74%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 37.10%. Given Baytex Energy Corp’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Baytex Energy Corp is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

Baytex Energy Corp has a beta of 3.3, meaning that its stock price is 230% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Baytex Energy Corp’s competitors have a beta of 1.42, meaning that their average stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Baytex Energy Corp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Baytex Energy Corp -38.91% -5.17% -2.21%
Baytex Energy Corp Competitors -437.52% -2.67% 0.90%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Baytex Energy Corp and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Baytex Energy Corp $614.84 million $345.62 million -2.14
Baytex Energy Corp Competitors $1.42 billion $613.46 million 20.11

Baytex Energy Corp’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Baytex Energy Corp. Baytex Energy Corp is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

15.8% of Baytex Energy Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.8% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Baytex Energy Corp competitors beat Baytex Energy Corp on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Baytex Energy Corp

Baytex Energy Corp. (Baytex) is engaged in the business of acquiring, developing, exploiting and holding interests in petroleum and natural gas properties and related assets in Canada (Alberta and Saskatchewan) and in the United States (Texas). The Company’s crude oil and natural gas operations are organized into four business units: Lloydminster, Peace River, Conventional and United States. Each business unit has a portfolio of mineral leases, operated and non-operated properties and development prospects. The Company’s subsidiaries include Baytex Energy Ltd. and Baytex Energy USA, Inc. Baytex Energy Ltd. is engaged in the business of oil and natural gas exploration, exploitation, development, acquisition and production in Canada. Baytex Energy USA, Inc. is engaged in the business of oil and natural gas exploration, exploitation, development, acquisition and production in the United States. It holds all of the operating assets in the United States.

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