Financial Review: InterOil Corporation (USA) (IOC) vs. Its Competitors

InterOil Corporation (USA) (NYSE: IOC) is one of 23 public companies in the “Integrated Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare InterOil Corporation (USA) to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for InterOil Corporation (USA) and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
InterOil Corporation (USA) 0 0 0 0 N/A
InterOil Corporation (USA) Competitors 216 665 779 31 2.37

As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 22.79%. Given InterOil Corporation (USA)’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe InterOil Corporation (USA) has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares InterOil Corporation (USA) and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
InterOil Corporation (USA) -233.48% -14.08% -8.85%
InterOil Corporation (USA) Competitors -7.62% 2.65% 1.07%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares InterOil Corporation (USA) and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
InterOil Corporation (USA) N/A N/A -13.07
InterOil Corporation (USA) Competitors $78.29 billion $113.43 million -190.94

InterOil Corporation (USA)’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than InterOil Corporation (USA). InterOil Corporation (USA) 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

46.6% of InterOil Corporation (USA) shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.2% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

InterOil Corporation (USA) rivals beat InterOil Corporation (USA) on 6 of the 7 factors compared.

InterOil Corporation (USA) Company Profile

InterOil Corporation (InterOil) is an oil and gas business with a sole focus on Papua New Guinea (PNG). The Company’s segments include Upstream and Corporate. The Upstream segment includes exploration, appraisal and development of hydrocarbon structures in PNG. The Corporate segment provides support to the Company’s other business segments through business development and improvement activities, general services, administration, human resources, executive management, financing and treasury, government affairs and investor relations. InterOil holds interests across over four exploration and approximately two production retention licenses in the Eastern Papuan Basin of Papua New Guinea. Its assets include the Elk, Antelope, Triceratops, Raptor and Bobcat fields in the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea, and exploration licenses covering approximately 16,000 square kilometers (over four million acres) in Papua New Guinea.

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