Vermilion Energy (NYSE: VET) is one of 222 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Vermilion Energy to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and dividends.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

54.2% of Vermilion Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.6% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Vermilion Energy and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vermilion Energy 0 0 3 0 3.00
Vermilion Energy Competitors 1436 7509 12151 246 2.53

Vermilion Energy currently has a consensus target price of $52.25, indicating a potential upside of 58.00%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 35.66%. Given Vermilion Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Vermilion Energy is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Vermilion Energy and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Vermilion Energy $666.64 million -$120.87 million 97.26
Vermilion Energy Competitors $1.89 billion -$451.54 million -25.70

Vermilion Energy’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Vermilion Energy. Vermilion Energy is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

Vermilion Energy pays an annual dividend of $2.02 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.1%. Vermilion Energy pays out 594.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 189.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Vermilion Energy has raised its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Vermilion Energy and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vermilion Energy 4.45% 3.92% 1.56%
Vermilion Energy Competitors -310.29% 25.90% 6.03%

Risk & Volatility

Vermilion Energy has a beta of 0.56, suggesting that its share price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vermilion Energy’s competitors have a beta of 1.40, suggesting that their average share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Vermilion Energy competitors beat Vermilion Energy on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Vermilion Energy Company Profile

Vermilion Energy Inc. produces oil and gas, and focuses on the acquisition, development and optimization of producing properties in North America, the Europe and Australia. Its segments include Canada, which includes production and assets focused in West Pembina near Drayton Valley, Alberta and Northgate in southeast Saskatchewan; France, which produces oil in France; Netherlands, which produces onshore gas and interests include over 24 onshore licenses and two offshore licenses; Germany, which holds interest in a four partner consortium; Ireland, which includes a non-operating interest in the offshore Corrib gas field located approximately 83 kilometers off the northwest coast of Ireland; Australia, which holds an operated working interest in the Wandoo field located approximately 80 kilometers offshore on the northwest shelf of Australia; the United States, which has interests in approximately 97,200 net acres of land in the Powder River Basin of northeastern Wyoming, and Corporate.

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