Comparing Jones Energy (JONE) and Its Competitors

Jones Energy (NYSE: JONE) is one of 229 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Jones Energy to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Jones Energy and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Jones Energy $127.85 million -$42.55 million -0.46
Jones Energy Competitors $1.86 billion -$438.87 million -18.68

Jones Energy’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Jones Energy. Jones Energy 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Jones Energy and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jones Energy 2 3 1 0 1.83
Jones Energy Competitors 1609 7771 12640 271 2.52

Jones Energy presently has a consensus price target of $1.90, indicating a potential upside of 55.74%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 17.33%. Given Jones Energy’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Jones Energy is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

Jones Energy has a beta of 2.62, suggesting that its stock price is 162% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jones Energy’s rivals have a beta of 1.39, suggesting that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Jones Energy and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jones Energy -105.90% -0.80% -0.35%
Jones Energy Competitors -277.56% 26.55% 5.85%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

59.3% of Jones Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 37.2% of Jones Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Jones Energy rivals beat Jones Energy on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Jones Energy Company Profile

Jones Energy, Inc. is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s assets are located within the Anadarko and Arkoma basins of Texas and Oklahoma. It owns leasehold interests in oil and natural gas producing properties, as well as in undeveloped acreage, located in the Anadarko and Arkoma basins in Texas and Oklahoma. The Company’s oil is generally sold under short-term, extendable and cancellable agreements with unaffiliated purchasers. The Company’s natural gas is sold at delivery points at or near producing wells to natural gas gathering and marketing companies. Its total estimated proved reserves are approximately 101.7 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe). Approximately 25% of its total estimated proved reserves consist of oil, over 32% consist of natural gas liquids (NGLs) and over 43% consist of natural gas. Its properties include over 1,020 gross producing wells.

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