Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE: BCEI) is one of 175 publicly-traded companies in the “Independent Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Bonanza Creek Energy to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and dividends.

Risk & Volatility

Bonanza Creek Energy has a beta of 2.07, meaning that its share price is 107% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bonanza Creek Energy’s competitors have a beta of 0.90, meaning that their average share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Bonanza Creek Energy and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bonanza Creek Energy -33.79% -3.17% -1.09%
Bonanza Creek Energy Competitors -8,285.19% -65.31% -13.12%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

91.3% of Bonanza Creek Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.5% of shares of all “Independent Oil & Gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.6% of Bonanza Creek Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.8% of shares of all “Independent Oil & Gas” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Bonanza Creek Energy and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bonanza Creek Energy 0 3 0 0 2.00
Bonanza Creek Energy Competitors 231 2039 3158 166 2.58

Bonanza Creek Energy currently has a consensus price target of $25.00, indicating a potential downside of 22.05%. As a group, “Independent Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 24.03%. Given Bonanza Creek Energy’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Bonanza Creek Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bonanza Creek Energy and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Bonanza Creek Energy $195.29 million -$198.95 million -0.21
Bonanza Creek Energy Competitors $324.27 million -$31.05 million -7.94

Bonanza Creek Energy’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Bonanza Creek Energy. Bonanza Creek Energy 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.

Summary

Bonanza Creek Energy competitors beat Bonanza Creek Energy on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Bonanza Creek Energy

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. (Bonanza Creek) is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of onshore oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas in the United States. The Company’s oil and liquids-weighted assets are concentrated primarily in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado and the Dorcheat Macedonia Field in southern Arkansas. In addition, the Company owns and operates oil-producing assets in the North Park Basin in Colorado and the McKamie Patton Field in southern Arkansas. The main areas in which the Company operates in the Rocky Mountain region are the Wattenberg Field in Weld County, Colorado and the North Park Basin in Jackson County, Colorado. Its Wattenberg Field operations are in the oil and liquids-weighted extension area of the Wattenberg Field targeting the Niobrara and Codell formations. In southern Arkansas, it targets the oil-rich Cotton Valley sands in the Dorcheat Macedonia and McKamie Patton Fields.

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