Comparing Bellatrix Exploration (BXEFD) & Its Peers

Bellatrix Exploration (OTCMKTS: BXEFD) is one of 179 public companies in the “Crude petroleum & natural gas” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Bellatrix Exploration to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Bellatrix Exploration and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bellatrix Exploration -66.96% -20.92% -11.78%
Bellatrix Exploration Competitors -4.90% 5.99% 6.75%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bellatrix Exploration and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bellatrix Exploration $176.47 million -$112.90 million -0.02
Bellatrix Exploration Competitors $11.09 billion $791.11 million 9.96

Bellatrix Exploration’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Bellatrix Exploration. Bellatrix Exploration is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Bellatrix Exploration has a beta of 0.86, meaning that its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bellatrix Exploration’s peers have a beta of 1.96, meaning that their average stock price is 96% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Bellatrix Exploration and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bellatrix Exploration 1 0 0 0 1.00
Bellatrix Exploration Competitors 2135 8565 12219 401 2.47

As a group, “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies have a potential upside of 68.60%. Given Bellatrix Exploration’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Bellatrix Exploration has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

11.2% of Bellatrix Exploration shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.5% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.2% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are held 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.

Summary

Bellatrix Exploration peers beat Bellatrix Exploration on 13 of the 13 factors compared.

Bellatrix Exploration Company Profile

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd., an oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas reserves in west central Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan in Canada. It primarily focuses on developing its two core resource plays, the Cardium and the Spirit River in Western Canada. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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