InterOil (NYSE: IOC) is one of 23 public companies in the “Integrated Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare InterOil to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

46.6% of InterOil shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.9% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

InterOil has a beta of 1.67, indicating that its stock price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, InterOil’s rivals have a beta of 1.39, indicating that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares InterOil and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
InterOil -233.48% -14.08% -8.85%
InterOil Competitors -6.48% 2.15% 1.06%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares InterOil and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
InterOil N/A N/A -13.08
InterOil Competitors $52.35 billion $11.11 billion 1.71

InterOil’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than InterOil. InterOil 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 breakdown of recent ratings for InterOil and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
InterOil 0 0 0 0 N/A
InterOil Competitors 215 650 770 31 2.37

As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 37.44%. Given InterOil’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe InterOil has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

InterOil rivals beat InterOil on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

About InterOil

InterOil Corporation (InterOil) is an oil and gas business with a sole focus on Papua New Guinea (PNG). The Company’s segments include Upstream and Corporate. The Upstream segment includes exploration, appraisal and development of hydrocarbon structures in PNG. The Corporate segment provides support to the Company’s other business segments through business development and improvement activities, general services, administration, human resources, executive management, financing and treasury, government affairs and investor relations. InterOil holds interests across over four exploration and approximately two production retention licenses in the Eastern Papuan Basin of Papua New Guinea. Its assets include the Elk, Antelope, Triceratops, Raptor and Bobcat fields in the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea, and exploration licenses covering approximately 16,000 square kilometers (over four million acres) in Papua New Guinea.

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