Head-To-Head Analysis: Sanchez Energy Corporation (SN) vs. Its Competitors
Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) is one of 247 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Sanchez Energy Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation, risk and institutional ownership.
This table compares Sanchez Energy Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sanchez Energy Corporation||7.65%||N/A||-3.28%|
|Sanchez Energy Corporation Competitors||-429.86%||-0.93%||2.06%|
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Sanchez Energy Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Sanchez Energy Corporation||1||7||6||0||2.36|
|Sanchez Energy Corporation Competitors||1442||7482||12117||257||2.53|
Sanchez Energy Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $10.92, suggesting a potential upside of 178.49%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 38.71%. Given Sanchez Energy Corporation’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Sanchez Energy Corporation is more favorable than its peers.
Risk and Volatility
Sanchez Energy Corporation has a beta of 1.72, indicating that its share price is 72% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sanchez Energy Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.41, indicating that their average share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Sanchez Energy Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Sanchez Energy Corporation||$550.09 million||$297.41 million||-11.88|
|Sanchez Energy Corporation Competitors||$1.39 billion||$598.77 million||21.34|
Sanchez Energy Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Sanchez Energy Corporation. Sanchez Energy 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.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
70.4% of Sanchez Energy Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.7% of Sanchez Energy Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
About Sanchez Energy Corporation
Sanchez Energy Corporation is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is focused on the acquisition and development of the United States onshore unconventional oil and natural gas resources. The Company primarily focuses on the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. The Company also holds an undeveloped acreage position in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) in Mississippi and Louisiana. As of December 31, 2016, it had assembled approximately 278,000 net leasehold acres in the Eagle Ford Shale. As of December 31, 2016, it had 473 net wells in the Eagle Ford Shale area. In its Catarina area, the Company had approximately 106,000 net acres in Dimmit, LaSalle and Webb Counties, Texas, at December 31, 2016. In its Maverick area, it had approximately 100,000 net acres in Dimmit, Frio, LaSalle, Zavala and McMullen Counties, Texas, at December 31, 2016. In its Javelina area, it had approximately 39,500 net acres in LaSalle and Webb Counties, Texas, at December 31, 2016.
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