QEP Resources (QEP) & Its Peers Head-To-Head Survey

QEP Resources (NYSE: QEP) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare QEP Resources to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.8% of QEP Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.0% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of QEP Resources shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares QEP Resources and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QEP Resources -0.90% -3.48% -1.72%
QEP Resources Competitors -6.21% 2.48% 1.19%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares QEP Resources and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
QEP Resources $1.59 billion $822.60 million -149.14
QEP Resources Competitors $52.06 billion $11.04 billion -13.49

QEP Resources’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than QEP Resources. QEP Resources 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for QEP Resources and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QEP Resources 0 5 9 1 2.73
QEP Resources Competitors 216 653 773 31 2.37

QEP Resources presently has a consensus price target of $14.85, suggesting a potential upside of 65.88%. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 33.03%. Given QEP Resources’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe QEP Resources is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

QEP Resources has a beta of 1.71, suggesting that its share price is 71% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QEP Resources’ competitors have a beta of 1.39, suggesting that their average share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

QEP Resources beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

QEP Resources Company Profile

QEP Resources, Inc. is an independent crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company focuses on two regions of the United States: the Northern Region (primarily in North Dakota, Wyoming and Utah) and the Southern Region (primarily in Texas and Louisiana). The Company conducts exploration and production activities in North America’s hydrocarbon resource plays. The Company has an inventory of developed and undeveloped drilling locations in the Permian Basin in western Texas, the Williston Basin in North Dakota, Haynesville/Cotton Valley in northwestern Louisiana, the Uinta Basin in eastern Utah and other properties in Wyoming, Utah and Colorado. It sells gas volumes to wholesale marketers, industrial users, local distribution companies and utilities. It sells oil and natural gas liquid (NGL) volumes to refiners, marketers and other companies.

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