Comparing EV Energy Partners (EVEP) & Its Peers

EV Energy Partners (NASDAQ: EVEP) is one of 223 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare EV Energy Partners to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, risk and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

EV Energy Partners has a beta of 1.96, indicating that its stock price is 96% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EV Energy Partners’ peers have a beta of 1.44, indicating that their average stock price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for EV Energy Partners and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EV Energy Partners 1 1 0 0 1.50
EV Energy Partners Competitors 1429 7476 12119 258 2.53

EV Energy Partners presently has a consensus target price of $1.00, indicating a potential upside of 15.94%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 35.57%. Given EV Energy Partners’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe EV Energy Partners has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

8.8% of EV Energy Partners shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.8% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.2% of EV Energy Partners shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.1% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned 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.

Profitability

This table compares EV Energy Partners and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EV Energy Partners -118.99% -7.91% -3.64%
EV Energy Partners Competitors -466.13% 28.56% 6.83%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares EV Energy Partners and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
EV Energy Partners $184.89 million -$242.89 million -0.17
EV Energy Partners Competitors $1.87 billion -$441.01 million -21.36

EV Energy Partners’ peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than EV Energy Partners. EV Energy Partners is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

EV Energy Partners peers beat EV Energy Partners on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About EV Energy Partners

EV Energy Partners, L.P. is engaged in the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas properties and all of its operations are located in the United States. The Company’s oil and natural gas properties are located in the Appalachian Basin, which includes the Utica Shale; the San Juan Basin; Michigan; Central Texas, which includes the Austin Chalk area; the Mid-Continent areas in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas and Louisiana; the Monroe Field in Northern Louisiana, and the Permian Basin. Its activities are concentrated in the Ohio and West Virginia areas of the Appalachian Basin. Its properties are located in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico and La Plata County in Colorado. It owns Eagle Ford oil and natural gas properties in Karnes County, including Eagle Ford and Austin Chalk reserves. It holds interest in approximately 9,150 acres in Karnes County. Its properties are located in the Antrim Shale reservoir in Otsego and Montmorency counties in northern Michigan.

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