RSP Permian (NYSE: RSPP) is one of 227 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare RSP Permian to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.3% of RSP Permian shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.0% of RSP Permian shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

RSP Permian has a beta of 2.15, indicating that its share price is 115% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RSP Permian’s peers have a beta of 1.46, indicating that their average share price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares RSP Permian and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RSP Permian 13.69% 2.32% 1.61%
RSP Permian Competitors -453.49% 27.52% 6.65%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares RSP Permian and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
RSP Permian $353.86 million -$24.85 million 61.89
RSP Permian Competitors $1.86 billion -$439.03 million -21.64

RSP Permian’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than RSP Permian. RSP Permian is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for RSP Permian and its peers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RSP Permian 0 1 21 1 3.00
RSP Permian Competitors 1470 7681 12433 259 2.53

RSP Permian presently has a consensus price target of $47.05, indicating a potential upside of 24.62%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 35.63%. Given RSP Permian’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe RSP Permian has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


RSP Permian beats its peers on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

About RSP Permian

RSP Permian, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of unconventional oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin of West Texas. The Company’s properties are located on contiguous acreage blocks in the Midland Basin, and the Delaware Basin, both sub-basins of the Permian Basin. The Midland Basin properties are primarily in the adjacent counties of Midland, Martin, Andrews, Ector, Glasscock and Dawson. The Delaware Basin properties are in Loving and Winkler counties. The Company has drilled Lower Spraberry horizontal well and a Middle Spraberry horizontal well in the Permian Basin. In addition, it has also drilled a Wolfcamp B horizontal well in the North Midland Basin.

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