Gulfport Energy (GPORQ) versus The Competition Head-To-Head Contrast


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Gulfport Energy (OTCMKTS: GPORQ) is one of 240 publicly-traded companies in the “Crude petroleum & natural gas” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Gulfport Energy to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Gulfport Energy and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Gulfport Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Gulfport Energy Competitors 2756 9935 13521 456 2.44

As a group, “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies have a potential upside of 35.29%. Given Gulfport Energy’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Gulfport Energy has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Gulfport Energy has a beta of 5.71, indicating that its share price is 471% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Gulfport Energy’s rivals have a beta of 2.18, indicating that their average share price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Gulfport Energy -410.97% 4.37% 0.79%
Gulfport Energy Competitors -115.53% 43.43% -1.07%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

79.3% of Gulfport Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.0% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Gulfport Energy shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Gulfport Energy and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Gulfport Energy $1.35 billion -$2.00 billion 0.17
Gulfport Energy Competitors $8.60 billion $433.62 million 9.04

Gulfport Energy’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Gulfport Energy. Gulfport 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.

Summary

Gulfport Energy rivals beat Gulfport Energy on 7 of the 10 factors compared.

About Gulfport Energy

Gulfport Energy Corporation engages in the exploration, development, acquisition, and production of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids (NGL) in the United States. Its principal properties include Utica Shale covering an area of approximately 205,000 net reservoir acres primarily located in Eastern Ohio; and SCOOP covering an area of approximately 76,000 net reservoir acres primarily located in Oklahoma. As of December 31, 2019, it had 4.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent of proved reserves; proved undeveloped reserves of 10 MMbbl of oil; and 2,291 Bcf of natural gas and 32 MMbbl of NGL. The company was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. On November 13, 2020, Gulfport Energy Corporation, along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

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