SilverBow Resources (NYSE: SBOW) is one of 169 public companies in the “OIL-EXP&PROD” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare SilverBow Resources to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

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This table compares SilverBow Resources and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
SilverBow Resources $195.91 million $71.97 million 4.60
SilverBow Resources Competitors $1.29 billion $88.03 million 5.77

SilverBow Resources’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than SilverBow Resources. SilverBow Resources is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares SilverBow Resources and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SilverBow Resources 34.82% 43.37% 14.51%
SilverBow Resources Competitors 4.07% 192.40% 88.60%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

67.0% of SilverBow Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.7% of shares of all “OIL-EXP&PROD” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.6% of shares of all “OIL-EXP&PROD” companies are held 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for SilverBow Resources and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SilverBow Resources 0 0 4 0 3.00
SilverBow Resources Competitors 1292 6100 9542 267 2.51

SilverBow Resources currently has a consensus price target of $31.67, indicating a potential upside of 9.69%. As a group, “OIL-EXP&PROD” companies have a potential upside of 24.81%. Given SilverBow Resources’ peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe SilverBow Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

SilverBow Resources peers beat SilverBow Resources on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About SilverBow Resources

SilverBow Resources, Inc., an energy company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas from the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas. As of December 31, 2017, it had proved reserves of 1.0 trillion cubic feet equivalent. The company was formerly known as Swift Energy Company and changed its name to SilverBow Resources, Inc. in May 2017. SilverBow Resources, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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