Callon Petroleum (NYSE: CPE) is one of 246 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Callon Petroleum to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Callon Petroleum and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Callon Petroleum 0 3 20 0 2.87
Callon Petroleum Competitors 1436 7436 12049 255 2.53

Callon Petroleum currently has a consensus price target of $17.57, suggesting a potential upside of 60.12%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 36.32%. Given Callon Petroleum’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Callon Petroleum is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Callon Petroleum and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Callon Petroleum $270.74 million $213.75 million 21.94
Callon Petroleum Competitors $1.40 billion $602.68 million 21.41

Callon Petroleum’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Callon Petroleum. Callon Petroleum is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Callon Petroleum has a beta of 1.43, meaning that its stock price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Callon Petroleum’s peers have a beta of 1.42, meaning that their average stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

61.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Callon Petroleum shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Callon Petroleum and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Callon Petroleum 34.61% 4.16% 3.07%
Callon Petroleum Competitors -437.36% -2.59% 0.96%

Summary

Callon Petroleum beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Callon Petroleum

Callon Petroleum Company is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company is engaged in the exploration, development, acquisition and production of oil and natural gas properties. The Company focuses on the acquisition and development of unconventional oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin. The Permian Basin is located in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico and consisted of three primary sub-basins: the Midland Basin, the Delaware Basin, and the Central Basin Platform as of December 31, 2016. The Company’s drilling activity focuses on the horizontal development of various prospective intervals in the Midland Basin, including multiple levels of the Wolfcamp formation and the Lower Spraberry shale. It owns additional immaterial properties in Louisiana. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had owned leaseholds in 39,570 net acres in the Permian Basin, all of which was located in the Midland Basin.

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