Comparing Tellurian (NASDAQ:TELL) & Its Rivals

Tellurian (NASDAQ: TELL) 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 Tellurian to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

9.3% of Tellurian shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 48.3% of Tellurian shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tellurian N/A -87.03% -73.62%
Tellurian Competitors -277.56% 26.55% 5.85%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Tellurian and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tellurian 0 0 3 0 3.00
Tellurian Competitors 1609 7771 12640 271 2.52

Tellurian currently has a consensus target price of $14.50, suggesting a potential upside of 29.46%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 17.32%. Given Tellurian’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Tellurian is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

Tellurian has a beta of 1.06, meaning that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tellurian’s rivals have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Tellurian and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Tellurian $4.46 million -$520,000.00 -8.62
Tellurian Competitors $1.86 billion -$438.87 million -18.74

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


Tellurian beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Tellurian Company Profile

Tellurian Inc., formerly Magellan Petroleum Corporation, is an oil and gas exploration and production company. The Company focuses on the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects along the United States Gulf Coast through its subsidiary, Tellurian Investments Inc. The Company owns interests in the Horse Hill-1 well and related licenses in the Weald Basin, onshore the United Kingdom, and an exploration block, NT/P82, in the Bonaparte Basin, offshore Northern Territory, Australia. The Horse Hill-1 well has identified prospects from the Portland sandstone and Kimmeridge Clay limestone formations.

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