Financial Analysis: Bellatrix Exploration (BXEFD) & Its Competitors

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Bellatrix Exploration (OTCMKTS: BXEFD) is one of 179 public companies in the “Crude petroleum & natural gas” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Bellatrix Exploration to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Bellatrix Exploration and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Bellatrix Exploration $176.47 million -$112.90 million -0.02
Bellatrix Exploration Competitors $11.09 billion $791.11 million 9.04

Bellatrix Exploration’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Bellatrix Exploration. Bellatrix Exploration is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Bellatrix Exploration and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bellatrix Exploration 1 0 0 0 1.00
Bellatrix Exploration Competitors 2126 8541 12196 401 2.47

As a group, “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies have a potential upside of 75.21%. Given Bellatrix Exploration’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bellatrix Exploration has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

11.2% of Bellatrix Exploration shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.5% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.2% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Bellatrix Exploration has a beta of 0.86, meaning that its stock price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Bellatrix Exploration’s competitors have a beta of 1.92, meaning that their average stock price is 92% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Bellatrix Exploration and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bellatrix Exploration -66.96% -20.92% -11.78%
Bellatrix Exploration Competitors -7.13% 3.90% 6.70%

Summary

Bellatrix Exploration competitors beat Bellatrix Exploration on 13 of the 13 factors compared.

About Bellatrix Exploration

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd., an oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas reserves in west central Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan in Canada. It primarily focuses on developing its two core resource plays, the Cardium and the Spirit River in Western Canada. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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