Reviewing Gulfport Energy (GPORQ) and Its Competitors

Gulfport Energy (OTCMKTS: GPORQ) is one of 240 publicly-traded companies in the “Crude petroleum & natural gas” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Gulfport Energy to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Gulfport Energy and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Gulfport Energy $1.35 billion -$2.00 billion 0.17
Gulfport Energy Competitors $8.60 billion $433.62 million 9.04

Gulfport Energy’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Gulfport Energy. Gulfport Energy is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.3% of Gulfport Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.0% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Gulfport Energy shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Gulfport Energy and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gulfport Energy -410.97% 4.37% 0.79%
Gulfport Energy Competitors -115.53% 43.43% -1.07%

Risk & Volatility

Gulfport Energy has a beta of 5.71, suggesting that its stock price is 471% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gulfport Energy’s peers have a beta of 2.18, suggesting that their average stock price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Gulfport Energy and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gulfport Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Gulfport Energy Competitors 2756 9935 13521 456 2.44

As a group, “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies have a potential upside of 35.26%. Given Gulfport Energy’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Gulfport Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Gulfport Energy peers beat Gulfport Energy on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

Gulfport Energy Company Profile

Gulfport Energy Corporation engages in the exploration, development, acquisition, and production of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids (NGL) in the United States. Its principal properties include Utica Shale covering an area of approximately 205,000 net reservoir acres primarily located in Eastern Ohio; and SCOOP covering an area of approximately 76,000 net reservoir acres primarily located in Oklahoma. As of December 31, 2019, it had 4.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent of proved reserves; proved undeveloped reserves of 10 MMbbl of oil; and 2,291 Bcf of natural gas and 32 MMbbl of NGL. The company was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. On November 13, 2020, Gulfport Energy Corporation, along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

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