Reviewing Advantage Oil & Gas (AAVVF) and Its Competitors

Advantage Oil & Gas (OTCMKTS: AAVVF) is one of 172 public companies in the “Crude petroleum & natural gas” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Advantage Oil & Gas to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Advantage Oil & Gas and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Advantage Oil & Gas 3.32% 0.15% 0.11%
Advantage Oil & Gas Competitors -3.46% 7.93% 5.31%

Risk & Volatility

Advantage Oil & Gas has a beta of 0.82, suggesting that its stock price is 18% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advantage Oil & Gas’ rivals have a beta of 0.81, suggesting that their average stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Advantage Oil & Gas and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Advantage Oil & Gas $173.78 million $73.31 million 8.95
Advantage Oil & Gas Competitors $9.80 billion $450.40 million 23.12

Advantage Oil & Gas’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Advantage Oil & Gas. Advantage Oil & Gas 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Advantage Oil & Gas and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Advantage Oil & Gas 0 2 0 0 2.00
Advantage Oil & Gas Competitors 1825 7743 11359 380 2.48

As a group, “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies have a potential upside of 36.76%. Given Advantage Oil & Gas’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Advantage Oil & Gas has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

50.6% of Advantage Oil & Gas shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 55.6% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 13.3% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Advantage Oil & Gas rivals beat Advantage Oil & Gas on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

About Advantage Oil & Gas

Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, acquires, exploits, develops, and produces natural gas in the Province of Alberta, Canada. The company primarily focuses on the development and delineation of its Montney natural gas and liquids resource that includes 200 net sections of land in Glacier, Alberta. It provides natural gas and natural gas liquids primarily through marketing companies. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.

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