Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR) is one of 247 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Gulfport Energy Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gulfport Energy Corporation 3.88% 7.99% 4.32%
Gulfport Energy Corporation Competitors -427.56% -1.24% 2.02%

Risk and Volatility

Gulfport Energy Corporation has a beta of 0.69, meaning that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gulfport Energy Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.43, meaning that their average share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Gulfport Energy Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Gulfport Energy Corporation $385.91 million -$979.70 million -49.44
Gulfport Energy Corporation Competitors $1.89 billion -$443.16 million 132.23

Gulfport Energy Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Gulfport Energy Corporation. Gulfport 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 and Insider Ownership

86.9% of Gulfport Energy Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Gulfport Energy Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Gulfport Energy Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gulfport Energy Corporation 1 3 20 0 2.79
Gulfport Energy Corporation Competitors 1450 7508 12176 258 2.53

As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 30.88%. Given Gulfport Energy Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Gulfport Energy Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

Gulfport Energy Corporation beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Gulfport Energy Corporation

Gulfport Energy Corporation is an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company focuses on the exploitation and acquisition of natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil in the United States. The Company’s properties are located in the Utica Shale in Eastern Ohio and along the Louisiana Gulf Coast in the West Cote Blanche Bay (WCBB) and Hackberry fields. The Company also has an interest in producing properties in Northwestern Colorado in the Niobrara Formation and in Western North Dakota in the Bakken Formation. The Company also holds an acreage position in the Alberta oil sands in Canada through its interest in Grizzly Oil Sands ULC and an interest in an entity that operates in the Phu Horm gas field in Thailand. The Company also owns interests in various fields, which includes Deer Island, Fay South, Crest, Squaw Cheek, Green River Basin and Watonga Chickasha Trend.

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