Halcon Resources (NYSE: HK) is one of 160 publicly-traded companies in the “Crude petroleum & natural gas” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Halcon Resources to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Risk and Volatility

Halcon Resources has a beta of 3.95, indicating that its share price is 295% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Halcon Resources’ rivals have a beta of 0.65, indicating that their average share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Halcon Resources and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Halcon Resources 141.73% -2.12% -1.01%
Halcon Resources Competitors -0.26% 19.46% 3.86%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Halcon Resources and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Halcon Resources $377.96 million $535.68 million -36.20
Halcon Resources Competitors $9.46 billion $365.54 million 35.65

Halcon Resources’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Halcon Resources. Halcon Resources is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Halcon Resources and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Halcon Resources 0 2 6 0 2.75
Halcon Resources Competitors 1528 6765 10090 310 2.49

Halcon Resources currently has a consensus target price of $10.29, suggesting a potential upside of 89.42%. As a group, “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies have a potential upside of 7.49%. Given Halcon Resources’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Halcon Resources is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

91.4% of Halcon Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.8% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.7% of Halcon Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Halcon Resources beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Halcon Resources Company Profile

Halcon Resources Corporation is an independent energy company focused on the acquisition, production, exploration and development of onshore liquids-rich oil and natural gas assets in the United States. The Company’s estimated total proved oil and natural gas reserves are approximately 146.8 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe), consisting of over 120.7 million barrels of oil (MMBbls), approximately 13.0 MMBbls of natural gas liquids and over 78.4 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas. The Company’s oil and natural gas assets consist of undeveloped acreage positions in unconventional liquids-rich basins/fields. The Company has reserves in its core resource plays of approximately 143.6 MMBoe, of which over 92% are oil and natural gas liquids, and approximately 55% are proved developed. The Company has working interests in approximately 123,000 net acres prospective in the Bakken/Three Forks formations in North Dakota.

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