Gulfport Energy Corporation (GPOR) versus The Competition Head to Head Survey

Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR) is one of 253 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Gulfport Energy Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Gulfport Energy Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gulfport Energy Corporation 3.88% 7.99% 4.32%
Gulfport Energy Corporation Competitors -434.12% -2.98% 3.06%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Gulfport Energy Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Gulfport Energy Corporation $385.91 million -$979.70 million -52.37
Gulfport Energy Corporation Competitors $1.90 billion -$445.52 million 21.02

Gulfport Energy Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Gulfport Energy Corporation. Gulfport Energy Corporation 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 and Insider Ownership

88.7% of Gulfport Energy Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.3% of Gulfport Energy Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Gulfport Energy Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gulfport Energy Corporation 1 3 20 0 2.79
Gulfport Energy Corporation Competitors 1569 8125 13035 284 2.52

Gulfport Energy Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $23.14, indicating a potential upside of 63.62%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 30.08%. Given Gulfport Energy Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Gulfport Energy Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Gulfport Energy Corporation has a beta of 0.69, meaning that its share price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gulfport Energy Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.30, meaning that their average share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Gulfport Energy Corporation beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Gulfport Energy Corporation Company Profile

Gulfport Energy Corporation is an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company focuses on the exploitation and acquisition of natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil in the United States. The Company’s properties are located in the Utica Shale in Eastern Ohio and along the Louisiana Gulf Coast in the West Cote Blanche Bay (WCBB) and Hackberry fields. The Company also has an interest in producing properties in Northwestern Colorado in the Niobrara Formation and in Western North Dakota in the Bakken Formation. The Company also holds an acreage position in the Alberta oil sands in Canada through its interest in Grizzly Oil Sands ULC and an interest in an entity that operates in the Phu Horm gas field in Thailand. The Company also owns interests in various fields, which includes Deer Island, Fay South, Crest, Squaw Cheek, Green River Basin and Watonga Chickasha Trend.

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