HighPoint Resources (XOGAQ) versus Its Competitors Critical Analysis

HighPoint Resources (OTCMKTS: XOGAQ) is one of 187 public companies in the “Crude petroleum & natural gas” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare HighPoint Resources to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.9% of HighPoint Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.4% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.0% of HighPoint Resources shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares HighPoint Resources and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
HighPoint Resources -144.41% -7.52% -2.29%
HighPoint Resources Competitors -51.34% -3.09% 2.88%

Risk and Volatility

HighPoint Resources has a beta of 2.28, indicating that its share price is 128% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, HighPoint Resources’ competitors have a beta of 2.42, indicating that their average share price is 142% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for HighPoint Resources and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
HighPoint Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
HighPoint Resources Competitors 2781 10237 13794 468 2.44

As a group, “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies have a potential upside of 91.78%. Given HighPoint Resources’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe HighPoint Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
HighPoint Resources $906.64 million -$1.39 billion -0.22
HighPoint Resources Competitors $10.10 billion $587.15 million 7.02

HighPoint Resources’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than HighPoint Resources. HighPoint Resources 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.

Summary

HighPoint Resources competitors beat HighPoint Resources on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

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