Tellurian (NASDAQ: TELL) is one of 221 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Tellurian to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, dividends and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Tellurian and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Tellurian $4.46 million -$520,000.00 -7.38
Tellurian Competitors $1.89 billion -$451.54 million -25.40

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

Profitability

This table compares Tellurian and its rivals’ 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 -310.29% 25.90% 6.03%

Risk & Volatility

Tellurian has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tellurian’s rivals have a beta of 1.40, suggesting that their average share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Tellurian and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tellurian 0 0 2 0 3.00
Tellurian Competitors 1436 7508 12149 246 2.53

Tellurian currently has a consensus price target of $13.75, suggesting a potential upside of 43.38%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 35.61%. Given Tellurian’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Tellurian is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional & 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 insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” 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.

About Tellurian

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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