Head to Head Survey: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) & Its Competitors

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG) is one of 246 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation $1.59 billion $881.72 million -68.54
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Competitors $1.42 billion $613.46 million 21.36

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation has a beta of 0.46, suggesting that its stock price is 54% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.42, suggesting that their average stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

96.3% of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% 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.

Profitability

This table compares Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation -10.95% 4.68% 2.39%
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Competitors -437.45% -2.62% 0.95%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation 0 8 11 0 2.58
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Competitors 1427 7408 12008 255 2.53

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $28.94, suggesting a potential upside of 14.12%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 36.58%. Given Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation pays out -54.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 401.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation beats its competitors on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the development, exploitation and exploration of oil and gas properties. The Company operates in the segment of natural gas and oil development, exploitation, exploration and production, in the continental United States. Its assets are concentrated in areas with known hydrocarbon resources, which are conducive to multi-well, repeatable drilling programs. As of December 31, 2016, its exploration, development and production operations were primarily concentrated in two unconventional plays: the Marcellus Shale in northeast Pennsylvania and the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas. The Company also has operations in various other unconventional and conventional plays throughout the continental United States. Its Marcellus Shale properties are principally located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. Its properties in the Eagle Ford Shale are principally located in Atascosa, Frio and La Salle Counties, Texas.

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