Carrizo Oil & Gas (NASDAQ: CRZO) is one of 240 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Carrizo Oil & Gas to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Carrizo Oil & Gas and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carrizo Oil & Gas -0.98% 1,494.45% 4.41%
Carrizo Oil & Gas Competitors -441.25% 3.67% 0.72%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Carrizo Oil & Gas and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Carrizo Oil & Gas $548.50 million $400.25 million -51.04
Carrizo Oil & Gas Competitors $1.39 billion $598.28 million 21.11

Carrizo Oil & Gas’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Carrizo Oil & Gas. Carrizo Oil & Gas 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 recent ratings for Carrizo Oil & Gas and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carrizo Oil & Gas 1 6 11 1 2.63
Carrizo Oil & Gas Competitors 1572 7868 12168 268 2.51

Carrizo Oil & Gas presently has a consensus price target of $38.56, indicating a potential upside of 179.84%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 44.00%. Given Carrizo Oil & Gas’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Carrizo Oil & Gas is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

100.0% of Carrizo Oil & Gas shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.0% of Carrizo Oil & Gas shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Carrizo Oil & Gas has a beta of 2.04, indicating that its share price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Carrizo Oil & Gas’ rivals have a beta of 1.41, indicating that their average share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Carrizo Oil & Gas beats its rivals on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Carrizo Oil & Gas

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. is an energy company. The Company is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas from resource plays located in the United States. Its operations are focused in proven, producing oil and gas plays in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, the Delaware Basin in West Texas, the Utica Shale in Ohio, the Niobrara Formation in Colorado, and the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s proved reserves of 200 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe) were 64% crude oil, 12% natural gas liquids (NGLs) and 24% natural gas. As of December 31, 2016, it operated approximately 94% of the wells in Eagle Ford in which it held an interest. As of December 31, 2016, it held an average interest of approximately 85% in these operated wells. As of December 31, 2016, it owned leases covering approximately 309,200 gross (179,179 net) acres in the Eagle Ford, Niobrara, Utica and the Delaware Basin areas.

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