Range Resources-Louisiana (NASDAQ: MRD) is one of 240 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Range Resources-Louisiana to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability, risk and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

Range Resources-Louisiana has a beta of 0.15, indicating that its stock price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Range Resources-Louisiana’s rivals have a beta of 1.41, indicating that their average stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Range Resources-Louisiana -197.84% -39.17% -21.83%
Range Resources-Louisiana Competitors -442.89% 1.55% 0.52%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Range Resources-Louisiana and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Range Resources-Louisiana N/A N/A 52.57
Range Resources-Louisiana Competitors $1.39 billion $598.28 million 21.12

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Range Resources-Louisiana and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Range Resources-Louisiana 0 0 0 0 N/A
Range Resources-Louisiana Competitors 1572 7871 12171 268 2.51

As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 44.64%. Given Range Resources-Louisiana’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Range Resources-Louisiana has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.3% of Range Resources-Louisiana shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 51.1% of Range Resources-Louisiana shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Range Resources-Louisiana rivals beat Range Resources-Louisiana on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About Range Resources-Louisiana

Range Resources-Louisiana, Inc., formerly Memorial Resource Development Corp, is an independent natural gas and oil company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of natural gas and oil properties with substantially all of its activities in the Terryville Complex of North Louisiana. The Company’s segments include MRD and Memorial Production Partners LP (MEMP). The MRD Segment is focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas and oil properties primarily in the Cotton Valley formation in North Louisiana. The MEMP Segment is engaged in the acquisition, exploitation, development and production of oil and natural gas properties, with assets consisting primarily of producing oil and natural gas properties that are located in Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, Wyoming and offshore Southern California. The MEMP segment reflects the combined operations of MEMP and its subsidiaries.

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