YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE: YPF) is one of 23 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare YPF Sociedad Anonima to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

YPF Sociedad Anonima has a beta of 2.1, suggesting that its share price is 110% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, YPF Sociedad Anonima’s peers have a beta of 1.40, suggesting that their average share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares YPF Sociedad Anonima and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
YPF Sociedad Anonima $14.27 billion -$1.91 billion -5.05
YPF Sociedad Anonima Competitors $78.29 billion $113.43 million -14.44

YPF Sociedad Anonima’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than YPF Sociedad Anonima. YPF Sociedad Anonima 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.

Dividends

YPF Sociedad Anonima pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. YPF Sociedad Anonima pays out -1.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.5% and pay out 146.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares YPF Sociedad Anonima and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
YPF Sociedad Anonima -12.86% -4.17% -1.18%
YPF Sociedad Anonima Competitors -6.15% 2.75% 1.32%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

29.4% of YPF Sociedad Anonima shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.0% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for YPF Sociedad Anonima and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
YPF Sociedad Anonima 0 0 4 0 3.00
YPF Sociedad Anonima Competitors 216 660 774 31 2.37

YPF Sociedad Anonima currently has a consensus target price of $26.75, indicating a potential upside of 9.32%. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential downside of 6.97%. Given YPF Sociedad Anonima’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe YPF Sociedad Anonima is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

YPF Sociedad Anonima peers beat YPF Sociedad Anonima on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

About YPF Sociedad Anonima

YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) is an energy company. The Company is operating a fully integrated oil and gas chain. The Company operates through the segments, including Exploration and Production, Downstream, and Corporate and Other. The Company’s Exploration and Production segment includes exploration and production activities, natural gas and crude oil purchases, sales of natural gas, and to a lesser extent crude oil, to third parties and intersegment sales of crude oil, natural gas and its byproducts. The Company’s Downstream segment is engaged in the refining, transport, purchase of crude oil and natural gas from third parties and intersegment sales, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, refined products, petrochemicals, electric power generation and natural gas distribution. The Company’s Corporate and Other segment carries out other activities.

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