Geopark (NYSE: GPRK) is one of 160 public companies in the “Crude petroleum & natural gas” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Geopark to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, valuation, profitability and risk.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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19.5% of Geopark shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.4% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.5% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Geopark and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Geopark -7.35% -13.62% -2.67%
Geopark Competitors -0.26% 19.46% 3.86%

Volatility and Risk

Geopark has a beta of -0.04, indicating that its stock price is 104% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Geopark’s competitors have a beta of 0.65, indicating that their average stock price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Geopark and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Geopark $330.12 million -$24.22 million -42.16
Geopark Competitors $9.52 billion $368.10 million 35.00

Geopark’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Geopark. Geopark 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Geopark and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Geopark 0 0 6 0 3.00
Geopark Competitors 1528 6727 10064 309 2.49

Geopark presently has a consensus price target of $14.17, suggesting a potential upside of 8.39%. As a group, “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies have a potential upside of 11.96%. Given Geopark’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Geopark has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Geopark competitors beat Geopark on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

About Geopark

GeoPark Limited engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas reserves in Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, and Argentina. As of December 31, 2016, the company had working and/or economic interests in 26 hydrocarbons blocks, as well as shallow-offshore concession in Brazil that includes the Manati Field. It had net proved reserves of 73.6 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was formerly known as GeoPark Holdings Limited and changed its name to GeoPark Limited in July 2013. GeoPark Limited was founded in 2002 and is based in Santiago, Chile.

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