Critical Comparison: Roan Resources (ROAN) & The Competition

Roan Resources (NYSE: ROAN) is one of 182 public companies in the “Crude petroleum & natural gas” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Roan Resources to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Roan Resources and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Roan Resources -34.06% 6.23% 3.29%
Roan Resources Competitors -2.84% 3.08% 6.13%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Roan Resources and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Roan Resources 0 2 0 0 2.00
Roan Resources Competitors 2235 8811 12455 408 2.46

Roan Resources presently has a consensus price target of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 297.35%. As a group, “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies have a potential upside of 63.01%. Given Roan Resources’ higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Roan Resources is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Roan Resources and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Roan Resources $517.82 million -$140.67 million 1.64
Roan Resources Competitors $10.87 billion $774.43 million 7.66

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

69.7% of Roan Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.1% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.6% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Roan Resources rivals beat Roan Resources on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Roan Resources

Linn Energy, Inc., through its equity interest in Roan Resources LLC, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of unconventional oil and natural gas reserves. It holds interests in various assets that cover approximately 150,000 net acres located in Merge, SCOOP, and STACK plays of the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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