Financial Analysis: California Resources (CRC) and Its Competitors

California Resources (NYSE: CRC) is one of 219 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare California Resources to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
California Resources -10.23% N/A -3.96%
California Resources Competitors -251.08% 26.29% 6.37%

Volatility & Risk

California Resources has a beta of 6.52, indicating that its share price is 552% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, California Resources’ competitors have a beta of 1.38, indicating that their average share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for California Resources and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
California Resources 1 1 2 0 2.25
California Resources Competitors 1391 7392 11904 254 2.53

California Resources presently has a consensus price target of $13.33, suggesting a potential downside of 20.35%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 40.80%. Given California Resources’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe California Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares California Resources and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
California Resources $1.55 billion $279.00 million -3.45
California Resources Competitors $1.86 billion -$439.03 million -13.18

California Resources’ competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than California Resources. California Resources 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

75.7% of California Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of California Resources shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held 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.

Summary

California Resources competitors beat California Resources on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

California Resources Company Profile

California Resources Corporation is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, with operating properties within the State of California. The Company produced approximately 140 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBoe/d), as of December 31, 2016. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had net proved reserves of 568 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe). As of December 31, 2016, it drilled 42 development wells with 37 wells in the San Joaquin basin and five in the Los Angeles basin, which included over 30 steamflood and eight waterflood wells. As of December 31, 2016, the Company produced 36 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BBoe), including approximately 20 BBoe in the San Joaquin basin, 11 BBoe in the Los Angeles basin, three BBoe in the Ventura basin and 10 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) of natural gas in the Sacramento basin. Its operations included 135 fields with 8,837 gross active wellbores, as of December 31, 2016.

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