Financial Analysis: California Resources (CRC) versus Its Rivals
California Resources (NYSE: CRC) is one of 229 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare California Resources to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.
This table compares California Resources and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|California Resources Competitors||-299.21%||25.80%||5.56%|
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for California Resources and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|California Resources Competitors||1504||7768||12596||268||2.53|
California Resources currently has a consensus price target of $18.00, suggesting a potential downside of 13.42%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 22.27%. Given California Resources’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe California Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares California Resources and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|California Resources||$1.55 billion||$279.00 million||-4.16|
|California Resources Competitors||$1.86 billion||-$438.87 million||-14.39|
California Resources’ peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than California Resources. California Resources is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
75.2% of California Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of California Resources shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Risk and Volatility
California Resources has a beta of 6.63, meaning that its stock price is 563% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, California Resources’ peers have a beta of 1.40, meaning that their average stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.
California Resources peers beat California Resources on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
About California Resources
California Resources Corporation is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, with operating properties within the State of California. The Company produced approximately 140 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBoe/d), as of December 31, 2016. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had net proved reserves of 568 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe). As of December 31, 2016, it drilled 42 development wells with 37 wells in the San Joaquin basin and five in the Los Angeles basin, which included over 30 steamflood and eight waterflood wells. As of December 31, 2016, the Company produced 36 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BBoe), including approximately 20 BBoe in the San Joaquin basin, 11 BBoe in the Los Angeles basin, three BBoe in the Ventura basin and 10 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas in the Sacramento basin. Its operations included 135 fields with 8,837 gross active wellbores, as of December 31, 2016.
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