Critical Review: Talos Energy (TALO) and The Competition

Talos Energy (NYSE: TALO) is one of 176 publicly-traded companies in the “Crude petroleum & natural gas” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Talos Energy to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Talos Energy and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Talos Energy 0 0 6 0 3.00
Talos Energy Competitors 2013 8251 11897 389 2.47

Talos Energy currently has a consensus price target of $42.00, suggesting a potential upside of 51.13%. As a group, “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies have a potential upside of 38.21%. Given Talos Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Talos Energy is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Talos Energy and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Talos Energy $891.29 million $221.54 million 10.45
Talos Energy Competitors $11.25 billion $707.29 million 12.67

Talos Energy’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Talos Energy. Talos Energy 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

98.2% of Talos Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.0% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.5% of Talos Energy shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Talos Energy 31.78% 5.25% 2.12%
Talos Energy Competitors -7.32% 3.53% 4.99%

Volatility and Risk

Talos Energy has a beta of 1.6, indicating that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Talos Energy’s rivals have a beta of 1.40, indicating that their average share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Talos Energy Company Profile

Talos Energy Inc., an independent exploration and production company, focuses on the exploration and production in the United States Gulf of Mexico and offshore Mexico. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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