YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE: YPF) is one of 23 public companies in the “Integrated Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare YPF Sociedad Anonima to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares YPF Sociedad Anonima and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
YPF Sociedad Anonima -12.86% -4.17% -1.18%
YPF Sociedad Anonima Competitors -10.14% 1.99% 0.98%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

29.4% of YPF Sociedad Anonima shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.3% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for YPF Sociedad Anonima and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
YPF Sociedad Anonima 1 0 3 0 2.50
YPF Sociedad Anonima Competitors 214 647 760 31 2.37

YPF Sociedad Anonima presently has a consensus price target of $24.38, suggesting a potential upside of 8.33%. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 42.51%. Given YPF Sociedad Anonima’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe YPF Sociedad Anonima has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Dividends

YPF Sociedad Anonima pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. YPF Sociedad Anonima pays out -1.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.0% and pay out 257.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares YPF Sociedad Anonima and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
YPF Sociedad Anonima $13.18 billion $3.51 billion -4.64
YPF Sociedad Anonima Competitors $52.35 billion $11.11 billion 1.44

YPF Sociedad Anonima’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than YPF Sociedad Anonima. YPF Sociedad Anonima 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.

Risk & Volatility

YPF Sociedad Anonima has a beta of 2.15, indicating that its stock price is 115% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, YPF Sociedad Anonima’s competitors have a beta of 1.39, indicating that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

YPF Sociedad Anonima competitors beat YPF Sociedad Anonima on 10 of the 14 factors compared.

About YPF Sociedad Anonima

YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) is an energy company. The Company is operating a fully integrated oil and gas chain. The Company operates through the segments, including Exploration and Production, Downstream, and Corporate and Other. The Company’s Exploration and Production segment includes exploration and production activities, natural gas and crude oil purchases, sales of natural gas, and to a lesser extent crude oil, to third parties and intersegment sales of crude oil, natural gas and its byproducts. The Company’s Downstream segment is engaged in the refining, transport, purchase of crude oil and natural gas from third parties and intersegment sales, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, refined products, petrochemicals, electric power generation and natural gas distribution. The Company’s Corporate and Other segment carries out other activities.

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