Reviewing Wildhorse Resource Development (WRD) and Its Peers

Wildhorse Resource Development (NYSE: WRD) is one of 227 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Wildhorse Resource Development to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Wildhorse Resource Development and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wildhorse Resource Development 8.88% 1.24% 0.68%
Wildhorse Resource Development Competitors -470.36% 24.67% 6.35%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Wildhorse Resource Development and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Wildhorse Resource Development $127.34 million -$47.07 million 37.22
Wildhorse Resource Development Competitors $1.86 billion -$439.03 million -25.80

Wildhorse Resource Development’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Wildhorse Resource Development. Wildhorse Resource Development is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

95.7% of Wildhorse Resource Development shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.8% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Wildhorse Resource Development shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Wildhorse Resource Development and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wildhorse Resource Development 0 1 11 1 3.00
Wildhorse Resource Development Competitors 1441 7449 12166 259 2.53

Wildhorse Resource Development currently has a consensus price target of $20.82, indicating a potential upside of 24.29%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 40.69%. Given Wildhorse Resource Development’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Wildhorse Resource Development has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Wildhorse Resource Development beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Wildhorse Resource Development Company Profile

WildHorse Resource Development Corporation is a holding company. The Company is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company is focused on the acquisition, exploitation, exploration and development of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquid (NGL) resources in the United States. Its assets are characterized by concentrated acreage positions in Southeast Texas and North Louisiana with multiple producing stratigraphic horizons, or stacked pay zones, and single-well rates of return. In Southeast Texas, it operates in Burleson, Lee and Washington Counties where it primarily targets the Eagle Ford Shale (Eagle Ford Acreage), which is an active shale trends in North America. In North Louisiana, the Company operates in and around the Terryville Complex, where it primarily targets the overpressured Cotton Valley play (North Louisiana Acreage). The Company’s subsidiaries include WildHorse Resources II, LLC (WildHorse) and Esquisto and Acquisition Co.

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