Financial Contrast: Anadarko Petroleum (APC) vs. The Competition

Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC) is one of 227 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Anadarko Petroleum to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Volatility and Risk

Anadarko Petroleum has a beta of 1.39, indicating that its share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Anadarko Petroleum’s peers have a beta of 1.38, indicating that their average share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Anadarko Petroleum and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Anadarko Petroleum -24.56% -25.27% -5.88%
Anadarko Petroleum Competitors -449.89% 20.45% 6.05%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Anadarko Petroleum and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Anadarko Petroleum $7.87 billion -$3.07 billion -13.60
Anadarko Petroleum Competitors $1.86 billion -$439.03 million -36.82

Anadarko Petroleum has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Anadarko Petroleum is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Anadarko Petroleum and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Anadarko Petroleum 1 6 18 0 2.68
Anadarko Petroleum Competitors 1466 7646 12294 259 2.52

Anadarko Petroleum currently has a consensus target price of $65.95, suggesting a potential upside of 36.97%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 38.78%. Given Anadarko Petroleum’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Anadarko Petroleum has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

Anadarko Petroleum pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Anadarko Petroleum pays out -5.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 134.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

88.7% of Anadarko Petroleum shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.6% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Anadarko Petroleum shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Anadarko Petroleum Company Profile

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko) is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in developing, acquiring, and exploring for oil and natural-gas resources. The Company’s segments include Oil and Gas Exploration and Production; Midstream, and Marketing. The Company’s geographical segments include the United States and International. The Oil and Gas Exploration and Production segment explores for and produces oil, condensate, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs), and focuses on the development and operation of the Company’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique. The Midstream segment engages in gathering, processing, treating and transporting Anadarko and third-party oil, natural-gas and NGLs production. The Marketing segment sells Anadarko’s oil, natural-gas and NGLs production, as well as third-party purchased volumes. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had approximately 1.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE).

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