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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares InterOil and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
InterOil N/A N/A -13.08
InterOil Competitors $52.06 billion $11.04 billion -12.90

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

Profitability

This table compares InterOil and its competitors’ 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 -6.22% 2.63% 1.27%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for InterOil and its competitors, 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 216 653 772 31 2.37

As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 34.11%. Given InterOil’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe InterOil has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

46.6% of InterOil shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.0% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

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

Summary

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

InterOil Company Profile

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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