Tellurian (NASDAQ: TELL) is one of 224 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Tellurian to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Tellurian $4.46 million -$520,000.00 -7.38
Tellurian Competitors $1.88 billion -$443.92 million -25.33

Tellurian’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Tellurian. Tellurian 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tellurian N/A -87.03% -73.62%
Tellurian Competitors -307.93% 25.80% 6.05%

Volatility and Risk

Tellurian has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tellurian’s peers have a beta of 1.41, suggesting that their average share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

9.8% of Tellurian shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.6% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 48.3% of Tellurian shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Tellurian and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tellurian 0 0 2 0 3.00
Tellurian Competitors 1438 7532 12184 246 2.53

Tellurian currently has a consensus target price of $13.75, suggesting a potential upside of 43.38%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 35.77%. Given Tellurian’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Tellurian is more favorable than its peers.

Tellurian Company Profile

Tellurian Inc., formerly Magellan Petroleum Corporation, is an oil and gas exploration and production company. The Company focuses on the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects along the United States Gulf Coast through its subsidiary, Tellurian Investments Inc. The Company owns interests in the Horse Hill-1 well and related licenses in the Weald Basin, onshore the United Kingdom, and an exploration block, NT/P82, in the Bonaparte Basin, offshore Northern Territory, Australia. The Horse Hill-1 well has identified prospects from the Portland sandstone and Kimmeridge Clay limestone formations.

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