Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE:SN) and Its Competitors Head-To-Head Survey

Sanchez Energy Corporation (NYSE: SN) is one of 234 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Sanchez Energy Corporation to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, risk, institutional ownership and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

67.5% of Sanchez Energy Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.7% of Sanchez Energy Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Sanchez Energy Corporation has a beta of 1.65, meaning that its stock price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sanchez Energy Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.38, meaning that their average stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sanchez Energy Corporation 10.25% N/A -2.18%
Sanchez Energy Corporation Competitors -433.97% 19.96% 5.78%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Sanchez Energy Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sanchez Energy Corporation 1 7 6 0 2.36
Sanchez Energy Corporation Competitors 1466 7660 12349 259 2.52

Sanchez Energy Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $10.92, indicating a potential upside of 123.70%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 34.55%. Given Sanchez Energy Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Sanchez Energy Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sanchez Energy Corporation and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Sanchez Energy Corporation $431.33 million -$256.95 million 17.43
Sanchez Energy Corporation Competitors $1.87 billion -$438.84 million -37.10

Sanchez Energy Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Sanchez Energy Corporation. Sanchez Energy Corporation is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Sanchez Energy Corporation Company Profile

Sanchez Energy Corporation is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is focused on the acquisition and development of the United States onshore unconventional oil and natural gas resources. The Company primarily focuses on the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. The Company also holds an undeveloped acreage position in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale (TMS) in Mississippi and Louisiana. As of December 31, 2016, it had assembled approximately 278,000 net leasehold acres in the Eagle Ford Shale. As of December 31, 2016, it had 473 net wells in the Eagle Ford Shale area. In its Catarina area, the Company had approximately 106,000 net acres in Dimmit, LaSalle and Webb Counties, Texas, at December 31, 2016. In its Maverick area, it had approximately 100,000 net acres in Dimmit, Frio, LaSalle, Zavala and McMullen Counties, Texas, at December 31, 2016. In its Javelina area, it had approximately 39,500 net acres in LaSalle and Webb Counties, Texas, at December 31, 2016.

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