Analyzing Energen Corporation (EGN) and Its Peers

Energen Corporation (NYSE: EGN) is one of 246 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Energen Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation, earnings, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Energen Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Energen Corporation 7.75% -1.74% -1.19%
Energen Corporation Competitors -432.42% -1.21% 1.87%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.0% of Energen Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% of Energen Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by 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 recent ratings and recommmendations for Energen Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Energen Corporation 0 10 16 0 2.62
Energen Corporation Competitors 1445 7493 12133 257 2.53

Energen Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $66.00, suggesting a potential upside of 30.85%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 36.77%. Given Energen Corporation’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Energen Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Energen Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Energen Corporation $686.19 million $493.74 million 80.06
Energen Corporation Competitors $1.39 billion $598.77 million -1.01

Energen Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Energen Corporation. Energen Corporation 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.

Volatility and Risk

Energen Corporation has a beta of 1.95, indicating that its share price is 95% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Energen Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.42, indicating that their average share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Energen Corporation rivals beat Energen Corporation on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Energen Corporation

Energen Corporation is an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas properties and natural gas. Its operations are conducted through subsidiary, Energen Resources Corporation and occur within the Midland Basin, the Delaware Basin and the Central Basin Platform areas of the Permian Basin in west Texas and New Mexico. The Company is focused on increasing its oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas production and proved reserves through active development and/or exploratory programs in the Permian Basin. As of December 31, 2016, oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas represented approximately 60%, 20% and 20% of its reserves. As of December 31, 2016, its development activities added approximately 327 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE) of reserves from the drilling of 623 gross development, exploratory and service wells and 73 well recompletions and pay-adds.

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