Reviewing LRR Energy (LRE) & Its Competitors

LRR Energy (NYSE: LRE) is one of 227 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare LRR Energy to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for LRR Energy and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
LRR Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
LRR Energy Competitors 1553 7679 12513 270 2.52

As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 17.77%. Given LRR Energy’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe LRR Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

62.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held 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 LRR Energy and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
LRR Energy -208.41% -34.35% -17.42%
LRR Energy Competitors -300.41% 25.20% 5.24%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares LRR Energy and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
LRR Energy N/A N/A 5.92
LRR Energy Competitors $1.86 billion -$438.87 million -21.78

LRR Energy’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than LRR Energy. LRR Energy 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.

Summary

LRR Energy competitors beat LRR Energy on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

About LRR Energy

LRR Energy, L.P. (LRR Energy) operates, acquires, exploits and develops producing oil and natural gas properties in North America. The Company’s properties consist of onshore oil and natural gas properties. Its oil and natural gas properties include the Permian Basin region in West Texas and Southeast New Mexico, the Mid-Continent region in Oklahoma and East Texas, and the Gulf Coast region in Texas. As of December 31, 2014, the Company’s total estimated proved reserves were approximately 33.8 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe), of which approximately 88% were proved developed reserves (approximately 73% proved developed producing and approximately 15% proved developed non-producing). The Company’s general partner is LRE GP, LLC.

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