Antero Resources Corporation (AR) vs. Repsol Oil & Gas Canada (TLM) Critical Review

Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE: AR) and Repsol Oil & Gas Canada (NYSE:TLM) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

93.6% of Antero Resources Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 10.8% of Antero Resources Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Antero Resources Corporation and Repsol Oil & Gas Canada’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Antero Resources Corporation $2.75 billion 2.35 $1.36 billion $0.05 409.60
Repsol Oil & Gas Canada N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Antero Resources Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Repsol Oil & Gas Canada.

Profitability

This table compares Antero Resources Corporation and Repsol Oil & Gas Canada’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Antero Resources Corporation 0.48% 1.44% 0.78%
Repsol Oil & Gas Canada -3,613.64% -79.54% -35.34%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Antero Resources Corporation and Repsol Oil & Gas Canada, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Antero Resources Corporation 0 6 14 1 2.76
Repsol Oil & Gas Canada 1 0 0 0 1.00

Antero Resources Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $30.19, suggesting a potential upside of 47.40%. Given Antero Resources Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Antero Resources Corporation is more favorable than Repsol Oil & Gas Canada.

Summary

Antero Resources Corporation beats Repsol Oil & Gas Canada on 10 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Antero Resources Corporation

Antero Resources Corporation is an oil and natural gas company. The Company is engaged in the exploration, development and acquisition of natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and oil properties located in the Appalachian Basin. The Company’s segments include the exploration, development and production of natural gas, NGLs and oil; gathering and processing; water handling and treatment, and marketing of excess firm transportation capacity. The Company’s subsidiary, Antero Midstream Partners LP (Antero Midstream) is a master limited partnership, which owns, operates and develops midstream energy infrastructure primarily to service its production and completion activity. Its exploration and development activities are supported by the natural gas gathering and compression assets of its subsidiary, Antero Midstream, as well as by third party gathering and compression arrangements. It also has access to additional low-pressure and high-pressure pipelines.

About Repsol Oil & Gas Canada

Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc., formerly Talisman Energy Inc., is an upstream oil and gas company. The Company is engaged in the business of exploration, development, production and marketing of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. The Company’s activities are conducted in four geographic segments: North America, the North Sea, Southeast Asia and Other. The North America segment includes operations and exploration in Canada and the United States. The Southeast Asia segment includes operations and exploration activities in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and in Australia/Timor-Leste. The North Sea segment includes operations and exploration activities in the United Kingdom. The Company also has operations and exploration activities in Colombia, and exploration activities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, including over two blocks, Kurdamir and Topkhana. In Norway, it primarily operates the Blane, Gyda, Rev, Yme and Varg fields.

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