Contrasting YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) and Its Rivals

YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE: YPF) is one of 23 public companies in the “Integrated Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare YPF Sociedad Anonima to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

YPF Sociedad Anonima has a beta of 2.1, indicating that its share price is 110% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, YPF Sociedad Anonima’s rivals have a beta of 1.44, indicating that their average share price is 44% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

29.3% of YPF Sociedad Anonima shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.2% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.8% of shares of all “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares YPF Sociedad Anonima and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
YPF Sociedad Anonima 0.89% 1.82% 0.52%
YPF Sociedad Anonima Competitors -7.83% 2.88% 1.15%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares YPF Sociedad Anonima and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
YPF Sociedad Anonima $14.27 billion -$1.91 billion -4.81
YPF Sociedad Anonima Competitors $78.49 billion -$196.03 million -186.78

YPF Sociedad Anonima’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than YPF Sociedad Anonima. YPF Sociedad Anonima is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Dividends

YPF Sociedad Anonima pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. YPF Sociedad Anonima pays out -1.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.5% and pay out 139.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for YPF Sociedad Anonima and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
YPF Sociedad Anonima 0 0 4 0 3.00
YPF Sociedad Anonima Competitors 263 762 842 38 2.34

YPF Sociedad Anonima currently has a consensus price target of $26.75, suggesting a potential upside of 14.71%. As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 23.37%. Given YPF Sociedad Anonima’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe YPF Sociedad Anonima has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

YPF Sociedad Anonima rivals beat YPF Sociedad Anonima on 9 of the 14 factors compared.

YPF Sociedad Anonima Company Profile

YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) is an energy company. The Company is operating a fully integrated oil and gas chain. The Company operates through the segments, including Exploration and Production, Downstream, and Corporate and Other. The Company’s Exploration and Production segment includes exploration and production activities, natural gas and crude oil purchases, sales of natural gas, and to a lesser extent crude oil, to third parties and intersegment sales of crude oil, natural gas and its byproducts. The Company’s Downstream segment is engaged in the refining, transport, purchase of crude oil and natural gas from third parties and intersegment sales, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, refined products, petrochemicals, electric power generation and natural gas distribution. The Company’s Corporate and Other segment carries out other activities.

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