Comparing Baytex Energy Corp (NYSE:BTE) and Its Peers

Baytex Energy Corp (NYSE: BTE) is one of 246 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Baytex Energy Corp to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, risk, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for Baytex Energy Corp and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Baytex Energy Corp 1 5 1 0 2.00
Baytex Energy Corp Competitors 1436 7444 12063 255 2.53

Baytex Energy Corp presently has a consensus price target of $7.44, suggesting a potential upside of 174.45%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 37.65%. Given Baytex Energy Corp’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Baytex Energy Corp is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

Baytex Energy Corp has a beta of 3.29, meaning that its stock price is 229% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Baytex Energy Corp’s competitors have a beta of 1.41, meaning that their average stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

15.8% of Baytex Energy Corp shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Baytex Energy Corp and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Baytex Energy Corp -38.91% -5.17% -2.21%
Baytex Energy Corp Competitors -424.92% -1.04% 1.92%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Baytex Energy Corp and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Baytex Energy Corp $614.84 million $345.62 million -2.05
Baytex Energy Corp Competitors $1.40 billion $602.68 million 20.64

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

Summary

Baytex Energy Corp competitors beat Baytex Energy Corp on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

Baytex Energy Corp Company Profile

Baytex Energy Corp. (Baytex) is engaged in the business of acquiring, developing, exploiting and holding interests in petroleum and natural gas properties and related assets in Canada (Alberta and Saskatchewan) and in the United States (Texas). The Company’s crude oil and natural gas operations are organized into four business units: Lloydminster, Peace River, Conventional and United States. Each business unit has a portfolio of mineral leases, operated and non-operated properties and development prospects. The Company’s subsidiaries include Baytex Energy Ltd. and Baytex Energy USA, Inc. Baytex Energy Ltd. is engaged in the business of oil and natural gas exploration, exploitation, development, acquisition and production in Canada. Baytex Energy USA, Inc. is engaged in the business of oil and natural gas exploration, exploitation, development, acquisition and production in the United States. It holds all of the operating assets in the United States.

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