EXCO Resources NL (XCO) vs. The Competition Head-To-Head Analysis

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

Profitability

This table compares EXCO Resources NL and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EXCO Resources NL 47.81% N/A -2.58%
EXCO Resources NL Competitors -427.67% -1.25% 1.81%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for EXCO Resources NL and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EXCO Resources NL 0 0 0 0 N/A
EXCO Resources NL Competitors 1441 7465 12091 257 2.53

As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 38.71%. Given EXCO Resources NL’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe EXCO Resources NL has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.7% of EXCO Resources NL shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.0% of EXCO Resources NL shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.8% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares EXCO Resources NL and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
EXCO Resources NL $303.66 million $104.21 million 0.16
EXCO Resources NL Competitors $1.40 billion $602.68 million 20.53

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

Risk and Volatility

EXCO Resources NL has a beta of 0.54, indicating that its share price is 46% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EXCO Resources NL’s peers have a beta of 1.42, indicating that their average share price is 42% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

EXCO Resources NL peers beat EXCO Resources NL on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

About EXCO Resources NL

EXCO Resources, Inc. (EXCO) is an oil and natural gas company. The Company is engaged in the exploration, exploitation, acquisition, development and production of onshore United States oil and natural gas properties with a focus on shale resource plays. The Company’s principal operations are conducted in certain United States oil and natural gas areas, including Texas, Louisiana and the Appalachia region. The Company holds acreage positions in approximately three shale plays in the United States, including East Texas and North Louisiana, South Texas and Appalachia. In East Texas and North Louisiana, the Company holds approximately 83,800 net acres in the Haynesville and Bossier shales. In South Texas, it holds approximately 65,800 net acres in the Eagle Ford shale. In Appalachia, the Company holds approximately 137,400 net acres prospective in the Marcellus shale.

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