Financial Comparison: Eclipse Resources Corporation (ECR) and Its Rivals

Eclipse Resources Corporation (NYSE: ECR) is one of 260 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Eclipse Resources Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and dividends.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Eclipse Resources Corporation -15.86% -5.22% -2.53%
Eclipse Resources Corporation Competitors -427.58% -1.29% 2.02%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.8% of Eclipse Resources Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Eclipse Resources Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.2% 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 is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Eclipse Resources Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Eclipse Resources Corporation 1 4 5 0 2.40
Eclipse Resources Corporation Competitors 1468 7635 12318 262 2.52

Eclipse Resources Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $2.96, suggesting a potential upside of 22.86%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 31.48%. Given Eclipse Resources Corporation’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Eclipse Resources Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Eclipse Resources Corporation has a beta of 3, meaning that its stock price is 200% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Eclipse Resources Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.33, meaning that their average stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Eclipse Resources Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Eclipse Resources Corporation $235.03 million -$203.80 million -12.68
Eclipse Resources Corporation Competitors $1.89 billion -$443.16 million 38.74

Eclipse Resources Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Eclipse Resources Corporation. Eclipse Resources Corporation 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.

Summary

Eclipse Resources Corporation rivals beat Eclipse Resources Corporation on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Eclipse Resources Corporation Company Profile

Eclipse Resources Corporation is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties in the Appalachian Basin. The Company is the operator of the Utica Core Area and its Marcellus Project Area. The Ordovician-aged Utica Shale is an unconventional reservoir consisting of organic-rich black shale, with production occurring at vertical depths between 6,000 and 10,000 feet. The Marcellus Shale consists of organic-rich black shale, with production occurring at vertical depths between 5,000 and 8,000 feet. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had commenced drilling 202 gross wells within the Utica Core Area and three gross wells within its Marcellus Area. As of December 31, 2016, it had approximately 92,000 net acres in the Utica Shale in Eastern Ohio within the Utica Core Area. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had assembled an acreage position approximating 199,000 net acres in Eastern Ohio.

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