Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE: BBG) is one of 247 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Bill Barrett Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk and analyst recommendations.

Risk & Volatility

Bill Barrett Corporation has a beta of 3.52, meaning that its stock price is 252% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bill Barrett Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.42, meaning that their average stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Bill Barrett Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bill Barrett Corporation 1 7 4 0 2.25
Bill Barrett Corporation Competitors 1442 7476 12111 257 2.53

Bill Barrett Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $5.77, indicating a potential upside of 27.15%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 38.07%. Given Bill Barrett Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bill Barrett Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bill Barrett Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Bill Barrett Corporation $192.51 million $138.41 million -2.73
Bill Barrett Corporation Competitors $1.39 billion $598.77 million 20.99

Bill Barrett Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Bill Barrett Corporation. Bill Barrett Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Bill Barrett Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bill Barrett Corporation -52.54% -7.65% -3.07%
Bill Barrett Corporation Competitors -432.29% -1.04% 1.94%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.8% of Bill Barrett Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.7% of Bill Barrett Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Bill Barrett Corporation peers beat Bill Barrett Corporation on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Bill Barrett Corporation

Bill Barrett Corporation is an independent energy company that develops, acquires and explores for oil and natural gas resources. The Company’s assets and operations are located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. It has over two areas of production: The Denver-Julesburg Basin (DJ Basin) and the Uinta Oil Program in the Uinta Basin. Its acreage positions in the DJ Basin are located in Colorado’s eastern plains and parts of southeastern Wyoming. It had interests in 299 gross producing wells and served as an operator in 202 gross wells, as of December 31, 2016. The Uinta Basin is located in northeastern Utah. Uinta Basin’s estimated proved reserves are 21.4 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe). Uinta Basin has interests in approximately 240 gross producing wells. The Company serves as an operator in over 170 gross wells. The Uinta Oil Program includes over three areas of development located in the basin referred as Blacktail Ridge, Lake Canyon and East Bluebell.

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