RGC Resources (RGCO) & Its Rivals Financial Comparison

RGC Resources (NASDAQ: RGCO) is one of 35 public companies in the “OIL-MISC” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare RGC Resources to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

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This is a breakdown of recent ratings for RGC Resources and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
RGC Resources 0 0 1 0 3.00
RGC Resources Competitors 387 1470 1769 103 2.43

RGC Resources currently has a consensus target price of $27.00, suggesting a potential upside of 6.30%. As a group, “OIL-MISC” companies have a potential upside of 18.19%. Given RGC Resources’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe RGC Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares RGC Resources and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
RGC Resources $62.30 million $6.23 million 29.53
RGC Resources Competitors $14.62 billion $472.86 million -6.61

RGC Resources’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than RGC Resources. RGC Resources 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.

Dividends

RGC Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.62 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. RGC Resources pays out 72.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “OIL-MISC” companies pay a dividend yield of 5.4% and pay out 115.8% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

53.3% of shares of all “OIL-MISC” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.9% of RGC Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.6% of shares of all “OIL-MISC” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
RGC Resources 9.73% 9.64% 3.16%
RGC Resources Competitors 4.37% -165.27% 2.29%

Risk & Volatility

RGC Resources has a beta of -0.03, suggesting that its stock price is 103% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, RGC Resources’ rivals have a beta of 1.20, suggesting that their average stock price is 20% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

RGC Resources rivals beat RGC Resources on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About RGC Resources

RGC Resources, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an energy services company. The company sells and distributes natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in Roanoke, Virginia, and the surrounding localities. It also provides various unregulated services. The company operates approximately 1,135 miles of transmission and distribution pipeline; and a liquefied natural gas storage facility located in Botetourt County, as well as owns and operates 8 metering stations. RGC Resources, Inc. was founded in 1912 and is based in Roanoke, Virginia.

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