Head to Head Survey: Crimson Exploration (NASDAQ:CXPO) versus The Competition

Crimson Exploration (NASDAQ: CXPO) is one of 202 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Crimson Exploration to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Crimson Exploration and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Crimson Exploration N/A N/A -580.87
Crimson Exploration Competitors $1.94 billion -$458.70 million -39.11

Crimson Exploration’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Crimson Exploration. Crimson Exploration 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 Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Crimson Exploration and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Crimson Exploration 0 0 0 0 N/A
Crimson Exploration Competitors 1419 7478 12071 250 2.53

As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 27.57%. Given Crimson Exploration’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Crimson Exploration has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


This table compares Crimson Exploration and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Crimson Exploration N/A N/A N/A
Crimson Exploration Competitors -283.86% 30.22% 6.54%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

63.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned 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.

Volatility & Risk

Crimson Exploration has a beta of 1.99, indicating that its share price is 99% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Crimson Exploration’s competitors have a beta of 1.46, indicating that their average share price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Crimson Exploration competitors beat Crimson Exploration on 7 of the 9 factors compared.

Crimson Exploration Company Profile

Crimson Exploration Inc. is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploitation, exploration and development of natural gases and crude oil properties. The Company has operations in the onshore United States Gulf Coast, South Texas and Colorado regions. As of December 31, 2011, the Company was focused in the resource plays in South Texas (the Eagle Ford Shale oil play), Southeast Texas (the Woodbine/Georgetown oil play) and East Texas (the Haynesville, Mid-Bossier and James Lime plays). Additionally, the Company has producing properties in the DJ Basin, in Weld and Adams counties Colorado. As of December 31, 2011, 81% of the Company’s proved reserves were natural gas, 37% were proved developed and 87% were attributed to wells and properties operated by the Company. In October 2013, Contango Oil & Gas Company and Crimson Exploration Inc. jointly announced the completion of the merger.

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