Devon Energy (NYSE: DVN) is one of 221 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Devon Energy to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.

Volatility & Risk

Devon Energy has a beta of 2.21, indicating that its stock price is 121% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Devon Energy’s rivals have a beta of 1.37, indicating that their average stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Devon Energy and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Devon Energy $12.20 billion -$3.30 billion 13.21
Devon Energy Competitors $1.86 billion -$438.87 million -27.67

Devon Energy has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Devon Energy is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


Devon Energy pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.6%. Devon Energy pays out 8.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 298.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Devon Energy and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Devon Energy 0 3 15 0 2.83
Devon Energy Competitors 1477 7688 12395 261 2.52

Devon Energy currently has a consensus price target of $45.35, indicating a potential upside of 17.19%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 36.03%. Given Devon Energy’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Devon Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

77.4% of Devon Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Devon Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Devon Energy and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Devon Energy 11.62% 6.88% 2.88%
Devon Energy Competitors -302.52% 23.86% 5.55%


Devon Energy beats its rivals on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Devon Energy

Devon Energy Corporation is an independent energy company. The Company also controls EnLink Midstream Partners, L.P. (EnLink). The Company’s segments include U.S., Canada and EnLink. The Company is engaged primarily in the exploration, development and production of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The Company’s operations are concentrated in various North American onshore areas in the United States and Canada. The Company’s U.S. and Canada segments are primarily engaged in oil and gas exploration and production activities. EnLink is a master limited partnership (MLP) with a midstream business and operations located across the United States. EnLink focuses on providing gathering, transmission, processing, storage, fractionation and marketing to upstream oil and natural gas producers. The Company’s properties include Barnett Shale, Delaware Basin, Eagle Ford, Heavy Oil, Rockies Oil and STACK.

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