Genel Energy (OTCMKTS: GEGYY) is one of 164 public companies in the “Crude petroleum & natural gas” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Genel Energy to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

57.5% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.1% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Genel Energy N/A N/A N/A
Genel Energy Competitors -1.60% -5.91% 3.78%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Genel Energy and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Genel Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Genel Energy Competitors 1602 7002 10472 333 2.49

As a group, “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies have a potential upside of 6.92%. Given Genel Energy’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Genel Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Genel Energy and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Genel Energy $228.90 million $271.00 million 2.11
Genel Energy Competitors $9.39 billion $428.35 million 30.52

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

Volatility and Risk

Genel Energy has a beta of -1.11, meaning that its share price is 211% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Genel Energy’s peers have a beta of 0.65, meaning that their average share price is 35% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Genel Energy peers beat Genel Energy on 8 of the 10 factors compared.

About Genel Energy

Genel Energy plc engages in the oil and gas exploration and production activities. The company holds interests in the Taq Taq, Tawke, Miran, Bina Bawi, Peshkabir, and Chia Surkh assets in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, as well as exploration assets in Somaliland and Morocco. As of December 31, 2016, it had proven and probable working interest reserves of 161 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. Genel Energy plc is a subsidiary of Cukurova Group.

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