RSP Permian (NYSE: RSPP) is one of 201 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare RSP Permian to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability and risk.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
86.2% of RSP Permian shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.0% of RSP Permian shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares RSP Permian and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|RSP Permian||$353.86 million||-$24.85 million||66.69|
|RSP Permian Competitors||$1.95 billion||-$466.75 million||-39.56|
RSP Permian’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than RSP Permian. RSP Permian is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Risk and Volatility
RSP Permian has a beta of 2.15, meaning that its share price is 115% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RSP Permian’s competitors have a beta of 1.46, meaning that their average share price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for RSP Permian and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|RSP Permian Competitors||1417||7460||12045||250||2.53|
RSP Permian currently has a consensus target price of $45.40, suggesting a potential upside of 11.60%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 27.79%. Given RSP Permian’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe RSP Permian has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
This table compares RSP Permian and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|RSP Permian Competitors||-286.16%||30.35%||6.53%|
RSP Permian beats its competitors on 9 of the 13 factors compared.
RSP Permian Company Profile
RSP Permian, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of unconventional oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin of West Texas. The Company’s properties are located on contiguous acreage blocks in the Midland Basin, and the Delaware Basin, both sub-basins of the Permian Basin. The Midland Basin properties are primarily in the adjacent counties of Midland, Martin, Andrews, Ector, Glasscock and Dawson. The Delaware Basin properties are in Loving and Winkler counties. The Company has drilled Lower Spraberry horizontal well and a Middle Spraberry horizontal well in the Permian Basin. In addition, it has also drilled a Wolfcamp B horizontal well in the North Midland Basin.
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