InterOil (NYSE: IOC) is one of 23 public companies in the “Integrated Oil & Gas” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare InterOil to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for InterOil and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
InterOil 0 0 0 0 N/A
InterOil Competitors 216 657 773 31 2.37

As a group, “Integrated Oil & Gas” companies have a potential upside of 34.11%. Given InterOil’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe InterOil has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

InterOil has a beta of 1.67, suggesting that its share price is 67% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, InterOil’s peers have a beta of 1.40, suggesting that their average share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares InterOil and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
InterOil N/A N/A -13.08
InterOil Competitors $52.06 billion $11.04 billion -13.49

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

46.6% of InterOil shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 40.0% 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares InterOil and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
InterOil -233.48% -14.08% -8.85%
InterOil Competitors -6.21% 2.47% 1.19%

Summary

InterOil peers beat InterOil on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

About InterOil

InterOil Corporation (InterOil) is an oil and gas business with a sole focus on Papua New Guinea (PNG). The Company’s segments include Upstream and Corporate. The Upstream segment includes exploration, appraisal and development of hydrocarbon structures in PNG. The Corporate segment provides support to the Company’s other business segments through business development and improvement activities, general services, administration, human resources, executive management, financing and treasury, government affairs and investor relations. InterOil holds interests across over four exploration and approximately two production retention licenses in the Eastern Papuan Basin of Papua New Guinea. Its assets include the Elk, Antelope, Triceratops, Raptor and Bobcat fields in the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea, and exploration licenses covering approximately 16,000 square kilometers (over four million acres) in Papua New Guinea.

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