Athlon Energy (NYSE: ATHL) is one of 225 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Athlon Energy to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and valuation.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Athlon Energy and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Athlon Energy Competitors||$1.86 billion||-$438.87 million||-16.97|
This table compares Athlon Energy and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Athlon Energy Competitors||-276.49%||24.80%||6.03%|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
61.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Athlon Energy and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Athlon Energy Competitors||1494||7692||12518||265||2.53|
As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 21.77%. Given Athlon Energy’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Athlon Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
Athlon Energy rivals beat Athlon Energy on 6 of the 8 factors compared.
Athlon Energy Company Profile
Athlon Energy Inc., is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is a holding company and its sole assets are controlling equity interests in Athlon Holdings LP and its subsidiaries. The Company is focused on the acquisition, development and exploitation of unconventional oil and liquids-rich natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin. The Permian Basin spans portions of Texas and New Mexico and consists of three primary sub-basins: the Delaware Basin, the Central Basin Platform and the Midland Basin. The Company’s properties are located in the Midland Basin. In February 2014, Athlon Energy Inc announced that subsidiary, Athlon Holdings LP completed the acquisition of certain oil and natural gas properties and related assets in the Midland Basin of West Texas.
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