Head-To-Head Survey: QEP Resources (QEP) versus The Competition
QEP Resources (NYSE: QEP) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare QEP Resources to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for QEP Resources and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|QEP Resources Competitors||216||669||781||31||2.37|
QEP Resources presently has a consensus price target of $14.43, indicating a potential upside of 66.80%. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 25.89%. Given QEP Resources’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe QEP Resources is more favorable than its peers.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
89.5% of QEP Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.2% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of QEP Resources shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Risk and Volatility
QEP Resources has a beta of 1.7, indicating that its stock price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QEP Resources’ peers have a beta of 1.40, indicating that their average stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares QEP Resources and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|QEP Resources Competitors||-8.71%||2.78%||1.13%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares QEP Resources and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|QEP Resources||$1.38 billion||-$1.25 billion||-144.14|
|QEP Resources Competitors||$78.29 billion||$113.43 million||-202.41|
QEP Resources’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than QEP Resources. QEP Resources 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.
QEP Resources beats its peers on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
About QEP Resources
QEP Resources, Inc. is an independent crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company focuses on two regions of the United States: the Northern Region (primarily in North Dakota, Wyoming and Utah) and the Southern Region (primarily in Texas and Louisiana). The Company conducts exploration and production activities in North America’s hydrocarbon resource plays. The Company has an inventory of developed and undeveloped drilling locations in the Permian Basin in western Texas, the Williston Basin in North Dakota, Haynesville/Cotton Valley in northwestern Louisiana, the Uinta Basin in eastern Utah and other properties in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. It sells gas volumes to wholesale marketers, industrial users, local distribution companies and utilities. It sells oil and natural gas liquid (NGL) volumes to refiners, marketers and other companies.
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