California Resources (NYSE: CRC) is one of 225 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare California Resources to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, dividends and profitability.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares California Resources and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|California Resources||$1.55 billion||$279.00 million||-4.07|
|California Resources Competitors||$1.86 billion||-$438.87 million||-3.22|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
75.2% of California Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of California Resources shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% 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.
This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for California Resources and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|California Resources Competitors||1430||7590||12269||263||2.53|
California Resources currently has a consensus price target of $13.33, indicating a potential downside of 34.54%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 24.48%. Given California Resources’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe California Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.
This table compares California Resources and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|California Resources Competitors||-296.59%||24.16%||5.72%|
Volatility and Risk
California Resources has a beta of 6.63, meaning that its share price is 563% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, California Resources’ rivals have a beta of 1.40, meaning that their average share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.
California Resources rivals beat California Resources on 9 of the 13 factors compared.
California Resources Company Profile
California Resources Corporation is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, with operating properties within the State of California. The Company produced approximately 140 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBoe/d), as of December 31, 2016. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had net proved reserves of 568 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe). As of December 31, 2016, it drilled 42 development wells with 37 wells in the San Joaquin basin and five in the Los Angeles basin, which included over 30 steamflood and eight waterflood wells. As of December 31, 2016, the Company produced 36 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BBoe), including approximately 20 BBoe in the San Joaquin basin, 11 BBoe in the Los Angeles basin, three BBoe in the Ventura basin and 10 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas in the Sacramento basin. Its operations included 135 fields with 8,837 gross active wellbores, as of December 31, 2016.
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