Head to Head Review: Range Resources (RRC) and The Competition

Range Resources (NYSE: RRC) is one of 228 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Range Resources to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Dividends

Range Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.5%. Range Resources pays out -38.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.7% and pay out 177.6% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Range Resources has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Range Resources’ rivals have a beta of 1.39, suggesting that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Range Resources and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Range Resources 1 5 17 0 2.70
Range Resources Competitors 1472 7685 12428 259 2.53

Range Resources currently has a consensus price target of $32.48, indicating a potential upside of 87.93%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 38.71%. Given Range Resources’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Range Resources is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.7% of Range Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.8% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Range Resources shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Range Resources and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Range Resources $1.10 billion -$521.38 million -82.29
Range Resources Competitors $1.86 billion -$439.03 million -22.84

Range Resources’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Range Resources. Range Resources 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.

Profitability

This table compares Range Resources and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Range Resources -2.23% 1.63% 0.79%
Range Resources Competitors -451.03% 24.75% 6.41%

Summary

Range Resources rivals beat Range Resources on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Range Resources

Range Resources Corporation is an independent natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and oil company. The Company is engaged in the exploration and production of natural gas, NGLs and oil in the United States. It is engaged in the exploration, development and acquisition of natural gas and crude oil properties located primarily in the Appalachian and North Louisiana regions of the United States. Its principal areas of operation are the Marcellus Shale of Pennsylvania and the Lower Cotton Valley formation of North Louisiana. Its properties consist of interests in developed and undeveloped natural gas and oil leases. Its properties in the Appalachian region are located in the Appalachian Basin in the northeastern United States, predominantly in Pennsylvania. The Company’s other operations include drilling, production and field operations in the Texas Panhandle, as well as in the Anadarko Basin of Western Oklahoma and the Nemaha Uplift of Northern Oklahoma and Kansas.

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