Bonanza Creek Energy (BCEI) and Its Competitors Head-To-Head Analysis

Bonanza Creek Energy (NYSE: BCEI) is one of 196 publicly-traded companies in the “Independent Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Bonanza Creek Energy to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and dividends.


This table compares Bonanza Creek Energy and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Bonanza Creek Energy -33.79% -3.17% -1.09%
Bonanza Creek Energy Competitors -8,819.45% -66.46% -14.17%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.6% of Bonanza Creek Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.2% of shares of all “Independent Oil & Gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.6% of Bonanza Creek Energy shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.8% of shares of all “Independent Oil & Gas” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Bonanza Creek Energy and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Bonanza Creek Energy $195.29 million -$198.95 million -0.07
Bonanza Creek Energy Competitors $324.27 million -$31.05 million -7.22

Bonanza Creek Energy’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Bonanza Creek Energy. Bonanza Creek Energy 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Bonanza Creek Energy and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Bonanza Creek Energy 0 3 0 0 2.00
Bonanza Creek Energy Competitors 233 2049 3176 166 2.58

Bonanza Creek Energy presently has a consensus target price of $25.00, indicating a potential downside of 22.38%. As a group, “Independent Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 23.97%. Given Bonanza Creek Energy’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Bonanza Creek Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


Bonanza Creek Energy rivals beat Bonanza Creek Energy on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

About Bonanza Creek Energy

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. (Bonanza Creek) is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of onshore oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas in the United States. The Company’s oil and liquids-weighted assets are concentrated primarily in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado and the Dorcheat Macedonia Field in southern Arkansas. In addition, the Company owns and operates oil-producing assets in the North Park Basin in Colorado and the McKamie Patton Field in southern Arkansas. The main areas in which the Company operates in the Rocky Mountain region are the Wattenberg Field in Weld County, Colorado and the North Park Basin in Jackson County, Colorado. Its Wattenberg Field operations are in the oil and liquids-weighted extension area of the Wattenberg Field targeting the Niobrara and Codell formations. In southern Arkansas, it targets the oil-rich Cotton Valley sands in the Dorcheat Macedonia and McKamie Patton Fields.

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