Range Resources-Louisiana (MRD) versus Its Rivals Head to Head Contrast

Range Resources-Louisiana (NASDAQ: MRD) is one of 246 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Range Resources-Louisiana to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and earnings.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Range Resources-Louisiana and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Range Resources-Louisiana 0 0 0 0 N/A
Range Resources-Louisiana Competitors 1435 7430 12041 255 2.53

As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 36.51%. Given Range Resources-Louisiana’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Range Resources-Louisiana has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Range Resources-Louisiana and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Range Resources-Louisiana -197.84% -39.17% -21.83%
Range Resources-Louisiana Competitors -437.18% -2.40% 1.01%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.3% of Range Resources-Louisiana shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 51.1% of Range Resources-Louisiana shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Range Resources-Louisiana has a beta of 0.15, meaning that its stock price is 85% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Range Resources-Louisiana’s peers have a beta of 1.42, meaning that their average stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Range Resources-Louisiana and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Range Resources-Louisiana N/A N/A 52.57
Range Resources-Louisiana Competitors $1.40 billion $602.68 million 21.81

Range Resources-Louisiana’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Range Resources-Louisiana. Range Resources-Louisiana 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.

Summary

Range Resources-Louisiana peers beat Range Resources-Louisiana on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Range Resources-Louisiana Company Profile

Range Resources-Louisiana, Inc., formerly Memorial Resource Development Corp, is an independent natural gas and oil company focused on the acquisition, exploration and development of natural gas and oil properties with substantially all of its activities in the Terryville Complex of North Louisiana. The Company’s segments include MRD and Memorial Production Partners LP (MEMP). The MRD Segment is focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of natural gas and oil properties primarily in the Cotton Valley formation in North Louisiana. The MEMP Segment is engaged in the acquisition, exploitation, development and production of oil and natural gas properties, with assets consisting primarily of producing oil and natural gas properties that are located in Texas, Louisiana, Colorado, Wyoming and offshore Southern California. The MEMP segment reflects the combined operations of MEMP and its subsidiaries.

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