Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE: APC) is one of 230 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Anadarko Petroleum to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.5% of Anadarko Petroleum shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.8% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.5% of Anadarko Petroleum shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.6% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Anadarko Petroleum has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Anadarko Petroleum’s rivals have a beta of 1.39, suggesting that their average stock price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Anadarko Petroleum and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Anadarko Petroleum $7.87 billion -$3.07 billion -13.73
Anadarko Petroleum Competitors $1.86 billion -$439.03 million -24.67

Anadarko Petroleum has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Anadarko Petroleum 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.

Dividends

Anadarko Petroleum pays an annual dividend of $0.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.4%. Anadarko Petroleum pays out -5.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.8% and pay out 133.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Anadarko Petroleum and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Anadarko Petroleum -17.13% -9.82% -3.27%
Anadarko Petroleum Competitors -447.88% 24.64% 6.46%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Anadarko Petroleum and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Anadarko Petroleum 1 6 18 0 2.68
Anadarko Petroleum Competitors 1472 7691 12463 259 2.53

Anadarko Petroleum presently has a consensus price target of $65.85, indicating a potential upside of 35.52%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 38.82%. Given Anadarko Petroleum’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Anadarko Petroleum has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Summary

Anadarko Petroleum rivals beat Anadarko Petroleum on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

About Anadarko Petroleum

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko) is an independent exploration and production company. The Company is engaged in developing, acquiring, and exploring for oil and natural-gas resources. The Company’s segments include Oil and Gas Exploration and Production; Midstream, and Marketing. The Company’s geographical segments include the United States and International. The Oil and Gas Exploration and Production segment explores for and produces oil, condensate, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs), and focuses on the development and operation of the Company’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique. The Midstream segment engages in gathering, processing, treating and transporting Anadarko and third-party oil, natural-gas and NGLs production. The Marketing segment sells Anadarko’s oil, natural-gas and NGLs production, as well as third-party purchased volumes. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had approximately 1.7 billion barrels of oil equivalent (BOE).

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