Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE: AR) is one of 240 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Antero Resources Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Antero Resources Corporation has a beta of 0.95, meaning that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Antero Resources Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.41, meaning that their average share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.6% of Antero Resources Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.8% of Antero Resources Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Antero Resources Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Antero Resources Corporation 0 6 14 1 2.76
Antero Resources Corporation Competitors 1569 7865 12159 268 2.51

Antero Resources Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $30.19, indicating a potential upside of 46.90%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 45.20%. Given Antero Resources Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Antero Resources Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.


This table compares Antero Resources Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Antero Resources Corporation 0.48% 1.44% 0.78%
Antero Resources Corporation Competitors -442.01% 3.68% 0.73%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Antero Resources Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Antero Resources Corporation $2.75 billion $1.36 billion 411.00
Antero Resources Corporation Competitors $1.42 billion $608.95 million 20.58

Antero Resources Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Antero Resources Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


Antero Resources Corporation beats its competitors on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

Antero Resources Corporation Company Profile

Antero Resources Corporation is an oil and natural gas company. The Company is engaged in the exploration, development and acquisition of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and oil properties located in the Appalachian Basin. The Company’s segments include the exploration, development and production of natural gas, NGLs and oil; gathering and processing; water handling and treatment, and marketing of excess firm transportation capacity. The Company’s subsidiary, Antero Midstream Partners LP (Antero Midstream) is a master limited partnership, which owns, operates and develops midstream energy infrastructure primarily to service its production and completion activity. Its exploration and development activities are supported by the natural gas gathering and compression assets of its subsidiary, Antero Midstream, as well as by third party gathering and compression arrangements. It also has access to additional low-pressure and high-pressure pipelines.

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