Range Resources Corporation (NYSE: RRC) is one of 246 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Range Resources Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

96.1% of Range Resources Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.8% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Range Resources Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Range Resources Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Range Resources Corporation -2.23% 1.63% 0.79%
Range Resources Corporation Competitors -428.88% -1.03% 2.11%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Range Resources Corporation $2.03 billion $914.36 million -86.23
Range Resources Corporation Competitors $1.40 billion $601.51 million -1.05

Range Resources Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Range Resources Corporation 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.

Dividends

Range Resources Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Range Resources Corporation pays out -38.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 240.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Risk & Volatility

Range Resources Corporation has a beta of 0.95, indicating that its share price is 5% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Range Resources Corporation’s 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 breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Range Resources Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Range Resources Corporation 1 5 17 0 2.70
Range Resources Corporation Competitors 1448 7500 12166 258 2.53

Range Resources Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $32.63, suggesting a potential upside of 80.15%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 33.48%. Given Range Resources Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Range Resources Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Range Resources Corporation beats its rivals on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Range Resources Corporation Company Profile

Range Resources Corporation is an independent natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and oil company. The Company is engaged in the exploration and production of natural gas, NGLs and oil in the United States. It is engaged in the exploration, development and acquisition of natural gas and crude oil properties located primarily in the Appalachian and North Louisiana regions of the United States. Its principal areas of operation are the Marcellus Shale of Pennsylvania and the Lower Cotton Valley formation of North Louisiana. Its properties consist of interests in developed and undeveloped natural gas and oil leases. Its properties in the Appalachian region are located in the Appalachian Basin in the northeastern United States, predominantly in Pennsylvania. The Company’s other operations include drilling, production and field operations in the Texas Panhandle, as well as in the Anadarko Basin of Western Oklahoma and the Nemaha Uplift of Northern Oklahoma and Kansas.

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