Contrasting Matador Resources (MTDR) and Its Peers

Matador Resources (NYSE: MTDR) is one of 246 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Matador Resources to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Matador Resources and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Matador Resources $389.39 million $258.23 million 13.65
Matador Resources Competitors $1.42 billion $613.46 million 20.56

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

Risk & Volatility

Matador Resources has a beta of 1.26, meaning that its stock price is 26% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Matador Resources’ rivals have a beta of 1.42, meaning that their average stock price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Matador Resources and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Matador Resources 0 6 11 0 2.65
Matador Resources Competitors 1440 7458 12082 255 2.53

Matador Resources currently has a consensus price target of $28.67, suggesting a potential upside of 8.22%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 37.46%. Given Matador Resources’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Matador Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

84.7% of Matador Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.9% of Matador Resources shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Matador Resources 43.04% 5.45% 2.68%
Matador Resources Competitors -427.79% -1.28% 1.80%

Summary

Matador Resources beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Matador Resources Company Profile

Matador Resources Company is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas resources in the United States, with an emphasis on oil and natural gas shale and other unconventional plays. The Company’s segments include exploration and production, and midstream. The Company’s operations are focused primarily on the oil and liquids-rich portion of the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring plays in the Delaware Basin in Southeast New Mexico and West Texas. The Company also operates in the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas and the Haynesville shale and Cotton Valley plays in Northwest Louisiana and East Texas. Additionally, the Company conducts midstream operations primarily, as of February 17, 2017, through its midstream joint venture, San Mateo Midstream, LLC (San Mateo or the Joint Venture).

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