Jones Energy (NYSE: JONE) is one of 226 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Jones Energy to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and analyst recommendations.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
59.3% of Jones Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 37.2% of Jones Energy shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Jones Energy has a beta of 2.63, indicating that its stock price is 163% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jones Energy’s peers have a beta of 1.38, indicating that their average stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Jones Energy and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Jones Energy Competitors||-302.38%||23.87%||5.61%|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Jones Energy and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Jones Energy||$127.85 million||-$42.55 million||-0.32|
|Jones Energy Competitors||$1.86 billion||-$438.87 million||-24.38|
Jones Energy’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Jones Energy. Jones Energy 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.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Jones Energy and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Jones Energy Competitors||1484||7711||12501||262||2.53|
Jones Energy currently has a consensus target price of $3.10, suggesting a potential upside of 236.96%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 29.62%. Given Jones Energy’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Jones Energy is more favorable than its peers.
Jones Energy peers beat Jones Energy on 7 of the 13 factors compared.
About Jones Energy
Jones Energy, Inc. is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s assets are located within the Anadarko and Arkoma basins of Texas and Oklahoma. It owns leasehold interests in oil and natural gas producing properties, as well as in undeveloped acreage, located in the Anadarko and Arkoma basins in Texas and Oklahoma. The Company’s oil is generally sold under short-term, extendable and cancellable agreements with unaffiliated purchasers. The Company’s natural gas is sold at delivery points at or near producing wells to natural gas gathering and marketing companies. Its total estimated proved reserves are approximately 101.7 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe). Approximately 25% of its total estimated proved reserves consist of oil, over 32% consist of natural gas liquids (NGLs) and over 43% consist of natural gas. Its properties include over 1,020 gross producing wells.
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