Comparing EV Energy Partners, L.P. (EVEP) and Its Rivals

EV Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: EVEP) is one of 251 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare EV Energy Partners, L.P. to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for EV Energy Partners, L.P. and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EV Energy Partners, L.P. 1 1 0 0 1.50
EV Energy Partners, L.P. Competitors 1566 8065 13039 285 2.52

EV Energy Partners, L.P. currently has a consensus target price of $1.00, indicating a potential upside of 23.46%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 29.69%. Given EV Energy Partners, L.P.’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe EV Energy Partners, L.P. has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

8.5% of EV Energy Partners, L.P. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.2% of EV Energy Partners, L.P. shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.7% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares EV Energy Partners, L.P. and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
EV Energy Partners, L.P. $184.89 million -$242.89 million -0.16
EV Energy Partners, L.P. Competitors $2.23 billion -$474.05 million 14.09

EV Energy Partners, L.P.’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than EV Energy Partners, L.P.. EV Energy Partners, L.P. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk and Volatility

EV Energy Partners, L.P. has a beta of 1.84, indicating that its share price is 84% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EV Energy Partners, L.P.’s competitors have a beta of 1.30, indicating that their average share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares EV Energy Partners, L.P. and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EV Energy Partners, L.P. -118.99% -7.77% -3.60%
EV Energy Partners, L.P. Competitors -438.71% -2.18% 3.44%

Summary

EV Energy Partners, L.P. competitors beat EV Energy Partners, L.P. on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About EV Energy Partners, L.P.

EV Energy Partners, L.P. is engaged in the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas properties and all of its operations are located in the United States. The Company’s oil and natural gas properties are located in the Appalachian Basin, which includes the Utica Shale; the San Juan Basin; Michigan; Central Texas, which includes the Austin Chalk area; the Mid-Continent areas in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas and Louisiana; the Monroe Field in Northern Louisiana, and the Permian Basin. Its activities are concentrated in the Ohio and West Virginia areas of the Appalachian Basin. Its properties are located in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico and La Plata County in Colorado. It owns Eagle Ford oil and natural gas properties in Karnes County, including Eagle Ford and Austin Chalk reserves. It holds interest in approximately 9,150 acres in Karnes County. Its properties are located in the Antrim Shale reservoir in Otsego and Montmorency counties in northern Michigan.

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