Berry Petroleum (NYSE: BRY) is one of 139 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Berry Petroleum to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk and dividends.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
59.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 19.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Berry Petroleum and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Berry Petroleum Competitors||$524.96 million||-$247.50 million||-191.08|
Berry Petroleum’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Berry Petroleum. Berry Petroleum 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.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Berry Petroleum and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Berry Petroleum Competitors||575||2569||4243||43||2.51|
As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 47.95%. Given Berry Petroleum’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Berry Petroleum has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
This table compares Berry Petroleum and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Berry Petroleum Competitors||-567.06%||-56.79%||-11.52%|
About Berry Petroleum
Berry Petroleum Company, LLC., formerly Berry Petroleum Company, is an independent energy company. The Company is engaged in the production, development, exploitation, and acquisition of oil and natural gas. The Company’s principal reserves and producing properties are located in California (South Midway-Sunset (SMWSS)-Steam Floods, North Midway-Sunset (NMWSS)-Diatomite, NMWSS-New Steam Floods, Texas (Permian and E. Texas), Utah (Uinta) and Colorado (Piceance). The Company’s operations are conducted in the continental United States. In December 2013, Linn Energy LLC and Linn Co, LLC (Linn Co) announced the completion of the merger between LinnCo and Berry Petroleum Company (Berry), where LinnCo had acquired all of Berry’s interest.
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