Gulfport Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: GPOR) is one of 214 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Gulfport Energy Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Gulfport Energy Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Gulfport Energy Corporation $385.91 million -$979.70 million -49.22
Gulfport Energy Corporation Competitors $1.93 billion -$457.85 million -42.27

Gulfport Energy Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Gulfport Energy Corporation. Gulfport Energy Corporation 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 and Volatility

Gulfport Energy Corporation has a beta of 0.69, meaning that its stock price is 31% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gulfport Energy Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.38, meaning that their average stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Gulfport Energy Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gulfport Energy Corporation 1 3 20 0 2.79
Gulfport Energy Corporation Competitors 1382 7341 11734 241 2.52

Gulfport Energy Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $23.14, indicating a potential upside of 74.09%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 39.05%. Given Gulfport Energy Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Gulfport Energy Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

84.8% of Gulfport Energy Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Gulfport Energy Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gulfport Energy Corporation 3.88% 7.99% 4.32%
Gulfport Energy Corporation Competitors -432.31% 19.73% 6.49%

Summary

Gulfport Energy Corporation competitors beat Gulfport Energy Corporation on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Gulfport Energy Corporation

Gulfport Energy Corporation is an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company focuses on the exploitation and acquisition of natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil in the United States. The Company’s properties are located in the Utica Shale in Eastern Ohio and along the Louisiana Gulf Coast in the West Cote Blanche Bay (WCBB) and Hackberry fields. The Company also has an interest in producing properties in Northwestern Colorado in the Niobrara Formation and in Western North Dakota in the Bakken Formation. The Company also holds an acreage position in the Alberta oil sands in Canada through its interest in Grizzly Oil Sands ULC and an interest in an entity that operates in the Phu Horm gas field in Thailand. The Company also owns interests in various fields, which includes Deer Island, Fay South, Crest, Squaw Cheek, Green River Basin and Watonga Chickasha Trend.

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