Matador Resources (NYSE: MTDR) is one of 245 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Matador Resources to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Matador Resources and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Matador Resources 0 6 11 0 2.65
Matador Resources Competitors 1415 7359 11929 253 2.53

Matador Resources presently has a consensus target price of $28.48, suggesting a potential upside of 4.25%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 37.09%. Given Matador Resources’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Matador Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Matador Resources has a beta of 1.26, indicating that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Matador Resources’ competitors have a beta of 1.42, indicating that their average stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Matador Resources and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Matador Resources $389.39 million $258.23 million 14.08
Matador Resources Competitors $1.42 billion $613.49 million 20.54

Matador Resources’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Matador Resources. Matador Resources 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Matador Resources 43.04% 5.45% 2.68%
Matador Resources Competitors -438.87% 4.50% 1.47%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

91.6% of Matador Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.1% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.9% of Matador Resources shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Matador Resources competitors beat Matador Resources on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Matador Resources

Matador Resources Company is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas resources in the United States, with an emphasis on oil and natural gas shale and other unconventional plays. The Company’s segments include exploration and production, and midstream. The Company’s operations are focused primarily on the oil and liquids-rich portion of the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring plays in the Delaware Basin in Southeast New Mexico and West Texas. The Company also operates in the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas and the Haynesville shale and Cotton Valley plays in Northwest Louisiana and East Texas. Additionally, the Company conducts midstream operations primarily, as of February 17, 2017, through its midstream joint venture, San Mateo Midstream, LLC (San Mateo or the Joint Venture).

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