Head-To-Head Comparison: Warren Resources (WRES) vs. The Competition

Warren Resources (NASDAQ: WRES) is one of 180 public companies in the “Independent Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Warren Resources to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Volatility & Risk

Warren Resources has a beta of 2.9, indicating that its stock price is 190% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Warren Resources’ competitors have a beta of 1.10, indicating that their average stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

72.3% of shares of all “Independent Oil & Gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 18.8% of shares of all “Independent Oil & Gas” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Warren Resources and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Warren Resources N/A N/A -0.01
Warren Resources Competitors $437.00 million $72.32 million -7.76

Warren Resources’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Warren Resources. Warren Resources 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.

Profitability

This table compares Warren Resources and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Warren Resources -1,581.83% N/A -288.54%
Warren Resources Competitors -8,283.26% -43.72% -12.69%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Warren Resources and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Warren Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Warren Resources Competitors 329 2282 3421 175 2.55

As a group, “Independent Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 25.98%. Given Warren Resources’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Warren Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Warren Resources competitors beat Warren Resources on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Warren Resources Company Profile

Warren Resources, Inc. is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development and production of domestic onshore crude oil and gas reserves. The Company’s development activities are focused on waterflood oil recovery projects in the Wilmington field in California, coalbed methane (CBM) projects in Wyoming and its Marcellus Shale project that utilizes horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques to develop dry natural gas. The Company owns natural gas and oil leasehold interests in approximately 106,330 gross (over 80,550 net) acres. All its undeveloped acreage is located in Wyoming. It has identified approximately 140 gross drilling locations in its Wilmington field units. Additionally, it has identified over 140 gross drilling locations on its acreage in Wyoming, primarily based on approximately 80-acre well spacing and over 70 gross drilling locations in the Marcellus Shale. It has interests in approximately 570 gross (over 411.3 net) producing wells.

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