Head-To-Head Analysis: Athlon Energy (ATHL) and Its Rivals

Athlon Energy (NYSE: ATHL) is one of 228 public 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 similar companies based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

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 N/A N/A N/A
Athlon Energy Competitors -298.47% 25.03% 5.20%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Athlon Energy and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Athlon Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Athlon Energy Competitors 1617 7810 12647 272 2.52

As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 17.34%. Given Athlon Energy’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Athlon Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

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 N/A N/A 102.61
Athlon Energy Competitors $1.86 billion -$438.87 million -17.62

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

Summary

Athlon Energy rivals beat Athlon Energy on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

About Athlon Energy

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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