Advantage Oil & Gas (NYSE: AAV) is one of 246 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Advantage Oil & Gas to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and institutional ownership.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Advantage Oil & Gas and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Advantage Oil & Gas $192.10 million $173.90 million 24.35
Advantage Oil & Gas Competitors $1.40 billion $602.68 million 21.62

Advantage Oil & Gas’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Advantage Oil & Gas. Advantage Oil & Gas 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

53.8% of Advantage Oil & Gas shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.8% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Advantage Oil & Gas 24.83% 3.86% 3.14%
Advantage Oil & Gas Competitors -437.45% -2.62% 0.95%

Volatility and Risk

Advantage Oil & Gas has a beta of 0.99, indicating that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advantage Oil & Gas’ rivals have a beta of 1.42, indicating that their average share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Advantage Oil & Gas and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Advantage Oil & Gas 0 2 2 0 2.50
Advantage Oil & Gas Competitors 1435 7422 12030 255 2.53

Advantage Oil & Gas currently has a consensus price target of $10.38, suggesting a potential upside of 85.27%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 36.06%. Given Advantage Oil & Gas’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Advantage Oil & Gas is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Advantage Oil & Gas rivals beat Advantage Oil & Gas on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Advantage Oil & Gas

Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd. is an intermediate natural gas and liquids development and production company. The Company is engaged in the business of natural gas exploitation, development, acquisition and production in the Province of Alberta. The Company focuses on the development of Montney resource play at Glacier, Alberta in Western Canada. The Company has drilled over 10 Montney gas wells. The Glacier property lies along the Alberta side of the border with British Columbia between Grande Prairie, Alberta and Dawson Creek, British Columbia. The primary zones of interest are within the Triassic Montney and Doig formation siltstones. The Glacier property consists of over 90 net sections of land with Doig/Montney interests. It owns and operates a gas plant located at 5-02-76-12W6. It also holds interest in approximately 20 additional sections of Doig/Montney land rights in the Glacier, Valhalla and Wembley area proximal to its existing land holdings.

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