Baytex Energy Corp (NYSE: BTE) is one of 247 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Baytex Energy Corp to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Baytex Energy Corp and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Baytex Energy Corp -33.43% -3.78% -1.60%
Baytex Energy Corp Competitors -427.52% -1.21% 2.00%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Baytex Energy Corp and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Baytex Energy Corp $588.99 million -$366.41 million -2.42
Baytex Energy Corp Competitors $1.75 billion -$413.08 million 141.51

Baytex Energy Corp’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Baytex Energy Corp. Baytex Energy Corp 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.

Volatility and Risk

Baytex Energy Corp has a beta of 3.34, suggesting that its share price is 234% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Baytex Energy Corp’s peers have a beta of 1.43, suggesting that their average share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Baytex Energy Corp and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Baytex Energy Corp 2 5 1 0 1.88
Baytex Energy Corp Competitors 1450 7506 12174 258 2.53

Baytex Energy Corp currently has a consensus price target of $6.80, suggesting a potential upside of 133.68%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 32.02%. Given Baytex Energy Corp’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Baytex Energy Corp is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

15.8% of Baytex Energy Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.1% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Baytex Energy Corp peers beat Baytex Energy Corp on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Baytex Energy Corp Company Profile

Baytex Energy Corp. (Baytex) is engaged in the business of acquiring, developing, exploiting and holding interests in petroleum and natural gas properties and related assets in Canada (Alberta and Saskatchewan) and in the United States (Texas). The Company’s crude oil and natural gas operations are organized into four business units: Lloydminster, Peace River, Conventional and United States. Each business unit has a portfolio of mineral leases, operated and non-operated properties and development prospects. The Company’s subsidiaries include Baytex Energy Ltd. and Baytex Energy USA, Inc. Baytex Energy Ltd. is engaged in the business of oil and natural gas exploration, exploitation, development, acquisition and production in Canada. Baytex Energy USA, Inc. is engaged in the business of oil and natural gas exploration, exploitation, development, acquisition and production in the United States. It holds all of the operating assets in the United States.

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