Head-To-Head Contrast: Chesapeake Energy (CHKAQ) and Its Peers

Chesapeake Energy (OTCMKTS: CHKAQ) is one of 187 public companies in the “Crude petroleum & natural gas” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Chesapeake Energy to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends and risk.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Chesapeake Energy and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Chesapeake Energy $8.49 billion -$308.00 million -0.15
Chesapeake Energy Competitors $10.10 billion $587.15 million 7.17

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

Volatility & Risk

Chesapeake Energy has a beta of 1.7, meaning that its stock price is 70% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chesapeake Energy’s rivals have a beta of 2.42, meaning that their average stock price is 142% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Chesapeake Energy and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chesapeake Energy -96.80% -30.44% -1.53%
Chesapeake Energy Competitors -52.46% -3.18% 2.84%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Chesapeake Energy and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chesapeake Energy 9 3 0 0 1.25
Chesapeake Energy Competitors 2781 10237 13794 468 2.44

Chesapeake Energy currently has a consensus price target of $210.00, suggesting a potential upside of 2,558.23%. As a group, “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies have a potential upside of 50.85%. Given Chesapeake Energy’s higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Chesapeake Energy is more favorable than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.4% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Chesapeake Energy shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 11.1% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Chesapeake Energy rivals beat Chesapeake Energy on 12 of the 13 factors compared.

Chesapeake Energy Company Profile

Chesapeake Energy Corporation engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of properties for the production of oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids (NGL) from underground reservoirs in the United States. The company holds interests in natural gas resource plays, including the Marcellus in Northern Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania; Haynesville located in Northwestern Louisiana; Eagle Ford in South Texas; Brazos Valley in Southeast Texas; Powder River Basin in Wyoming; and Mid-Continent in Anadarko Basin of northwestern Oklahoma. As of December 31, 2018, it owned interests in approximately 13,200 oil and natural gas wells; and had estimated proved reserves of 1,448 one million barrels of oil equivalent. Chesapeake Energy Corporation was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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