Talos Energy (TALO) and Its Competitors Financial Analysis

Talos Energy (NYSE: TALO) is one of 176 public companies in the “Crude petroleum & natural gas” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Talos Energy to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, dividends and risk.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Talos Energy 31.78% 5.25% 2.12%
Talos Energy Competitors -7.32% 3.53% 4.99%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Talos Energy and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Talos Energy 0 0 6 0 3.00
Talos Energy Competitors 2013 8250 11896 389 2.47

Talos Energy currently has a consensus price target of $42.00, suggesting a potential upside of 46.32%. As a group, “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies have a potential upside of 37.44%. Given Talos Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe Talos Energy is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

98.2% of Talos Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.0% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.5% of Talos Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are held 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.

Risk & Volatility

Talos Energy has a beta of 1.6, suggesting that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Talos Energy’s rivals have a beta of 1.40, suggesting that their average share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Talos Energy $891.29 million $221.54 million 10.79
Talos Energy Competitors $11.25 billion $707.29 million 12.63

Talos Energy’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Talos Energy. Talos Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


Talos Energy beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Talos Energy

Talos Energy Inc., an independent exploration and production company, focuses on the exploration and production in the United States Gulf of Mexico and offshore Mexico. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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