Reviewing EXCO Resources NL (NYSE:XCO) & The Competition

EXCO Resources NL (NYSE: XCO) is one of 246 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare EXCO Resources NL to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

EXCO Resources NL has a beta of 0.54, indicating that its stock price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EXCO Resources NL’s competitors have a beta of 1.42, indicating that their average stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for EXCO Resources NL and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EXCO Resources NL 0 0 0 0 N/A
EXCO Resources NL Competitors 1445 7493 12134 257 2.53

As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 36.69%. Given EXCO Resources NL’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe EXCO Resources NL has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.7% of EXCO Resources NL shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of EXCO Resources NL shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares EXCO Resources NL and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
EXCO Resources NL $303.66 million $104.21 million 0.20
EXCO Resources NL Competitors $1.39 billion $598.77 million -1.01

EXCO Resources NL’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than EXCO Resources NL. EXCO Resources NL 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.

Profitability

This table compares EXCO Resources NL and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EXCO Resources NL 47.81% N/A -2.58%
EXCO Resources NL Competitors -432.42% -1.21% 1.87%

Summary

EXCO Resources NL competitors beat EXCO Resources NL on 7 of the 9 factors compared.

About EXCO Resources NL

EXCO Resources, Inc. (EXCO) is an oil and natural gas company. The Company is engaged in the exploration, exploitation, acquisition, development and production of onshore United States oil and natural gas properties with a focus on shale resource plays. The Company’s principal operations are conducted in certain United States oil and natural gas areas, including Texas, Louisiana and the Appalachia region. The Company holds acreage positions in approximately three shale plays in the United States, including East Texas and North Louisiana, South Texas and Appalachia. In East Texas and North Louisiana, the Company holds approximately 83,800 net acres in the Haynesville and Bossier shales. In South Texas, it holds approximately 65,800 net acres in the Eagle Ford shale. In Appalachia, the Company holds approximately 137,400 net acres prospective in the Marcellus shale.

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