Range Resources-Louisiana (NASDAQ: MRD) is one of 246 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Range Resources-Louisiana to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.3% of Range Resources-Louisiana shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 51.1% of Range Resources-Louisiana shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Range Resources-Louisiana and its competitors’ 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 -435.13% -2.77% 0.84%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Range Resources-Louisiana and its competitors 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 $1.42 billion $613.46 million 19.64

Range Resources-Louisiana’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Range Resources-Louisiana. Range Resources-Louisiana 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Range Resources-Louisiana and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Range Resources-Louisiana 0 0 0 0 N/A
Range Resources-Louisiana Competitors 1421 7382 11974 253 2.53

As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 37.00%. Given Range Resources-Louisiana’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Range Resources-Louisiana has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Range Resources-Louisiana competitors 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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