Reviewing Centennial Resource Development (CDEV) and Its Rivals

Centennial Resource Development (NASDAQ: CDEV) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Centennial Resource Development to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and risk.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Centennial Resource Development and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Centennial Resource Development $98.83 million -$226.80 million N/A
Centennial Resource Development Competitors $78.29 billion $113.43 million -208.11

Centennial Resource Development’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Centennial Resource Development.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

93.4% of Centennial Resource Development shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.5% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 44.7% of Centennial Resource Development shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Centennial Resource Development has a beta of 2, suggesting that its share price is 100% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Centennial Resource Development’s peers have a beta of 1.38, suggesting that their average share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Centennial Resource Development and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Centennial Resource Development -49.20% -5.52% -5.19%
Centennial Resource Development Competitors -7.97% 2.68% 1.10%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Centennial Resource Development and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Centennial Resource Development 0 1 15 0 2.94
Centennial Resource Development Competitors 219 675 791 30 2.37

Centennial Resource Development presently has a consensus target price of $22.71, suggesting a potential upside of 12.78%. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 22.72%. Given Centennial Resource Development’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Centennial Resource Development has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Centennial Resource Development peers beat Centennial Resource Development on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Centennial Resource Development

Centennial Resource Development, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company is focused on the development of unconventional oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin. The Company’s assets are concentrated in the Delaware Basin, a sub-basin of the Permian Basin. Its properties consist of large, contiguous acreage blocks in Reeves, Ward and Pecos counties in West Texas. As of December 31, 2016, the Company held approximately 92% membership interest in Centennial Resource Production, LLC (CRP). As of December 31, 2016, its portfolio included 106 operated producing horizontal wells. The horizontal wells span an area of approximately 45 miles long by 20 miles wide where it had commercial production in five zones: the 3rd Bone Spring Sandstone, Upper Wolfcamp A, Lower Wolfcamp A, Wolfcamp B and Wolfcamp C.

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