Critical Analysis: InterOil (IOC) and Its Rivals
InterOil (NYSE: IOC) is one of 23 public companies in the “Integrated Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare InterOil to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, profitability and valuation.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for InterOil and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 39.23%. Given InterOil’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe InterOil has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Risk and Volatility
InterOil has a beta of 1.67, meaning that its stock price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, InterOil’s competitors have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares InterOil and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Earnings and Valuation
This table compares InterOil and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|InterOil Competitors||$52.35 billion||$11.11 billion||1.50|
InterOil’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than InterOil. InterOil 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.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
46.6% of InterOil shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 41.3% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
InterOil competitors beat InterOil on 6 of the 8 factors compared.
InterOil Company Profile
InterOil Corporation (InterOil) is an oil and gas business with a sole focus on Papua New Guinea (PNG). The Company’s segments include Upstream and Corporate. The Upstream segment includes exploration, appraisal and development of hydrocarbon structures in PNG. The Corporate segment provides support to the Company’s other business segments through business development and improvement activities, general services, administration, human resources, executive management, financing and treasury, government affairs and investor relations. InterOil holds interests across over four exploration and approximately two production retention licenses in the Eastern Papuan Basin of Papua New Guinea. Its assets include the Elk, Antelope, Triceratops, Raptor and Bobcat fields in the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea, and exploration licenses covering approximately 16,000 square kilometers (over four million acres) in Papua New Guinea.
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