Jones Energy (NYSE: JONE) is one of 226 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Jones Energy to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Jones Energy and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jones Energy -105.90% -0.80% -0.35%
Jones Energy Competitors -283.06% 25.04% 5.31%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Jones Energy and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jones Energy 2 3 1 0 1.83
Jones Energy Competitors 1506 7766 12485 272 2.52

Jones Energy currently has a consensus target price of $1.90, indicating a potential upside of 53.23%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 17.83%. Given Jones Energy’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Jones Energy is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

59.3% of Jones Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.2% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 37.2% of Jones Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.5% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Jones Energy $127.85 million -$42.55 million -0.47
Jones Energy Competitors $1.86 billion -$438.87 million -23.95

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

Risk & Volatility

Jones Energy has a beta of 2.62, indicating that its stock price is 162% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jones Energy’s competitors have a beta of 1.41, indicating that their average stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Jones Energy competitors beat Jones Energy on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Jones Energy

Jones Energy, Inc. is an independent oil and gas company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s assets are located within the Anadarko and Arkoma basins of Texas and Oklahoma. It owns leasehold interests in oil and natural gas producing properties, as well as in undeveloped acreage, located in the Anadarko and Arkoma basins in Texas and Oklahoma. The Company’s oil is generally sold under short-term, extendable and cancellable agreements with unaffiliated purchasers. The Company’s natural gas is sold at delivery points at or near producing wells to natural gas gathering and marketing companies. Its total estimated proved reserves are approximately 101.7 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe). Approximately 25% of its total estimated proved reserves consist of oil, over 32% consist of natural gas liquids (NGLs) and over 43% consist of natural gas. Its properties include over 1,020 gross producing wells.

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