Head-To-Head Contrast: Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation (WRD) & The Competition

Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation (NYSE: WRD) is one of 225 publicly-traded companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation $127.34 million -$47.07 million 34.87
Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation Competitors $1.86 billion -$439.03 million -37.50

Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation. Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.7% of Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.6% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 12.3% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation 8.88% 1.24% 0.68%
Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation Competitors -455.65% 20.85% 6.16%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation 0 1 11 1 3.00
Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation Competitors 1463 7619 12276 259 2.52

Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $20.36, suggesting a potential upside of 29.79%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 38.76%. Given Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Wildhorse Resource Development Corporation Company Profile

WildHorse Resource Development Corporation is a holding company. The Company is an independent oil and natural gas company. The Company is focused on the acquisition, exploitation, exploration and development of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquid (NGL) resources in the United States. Its assets are characterized by concentrated acreage positions in Southeast Texas and North Louisiana with multiple producing stratigraphic horizons, or stacked pay zones, and single-well rates of return. In Southeast Texas, it operates in Burleson, Lee and Washington Counties where it primarily targets the Eagle Ford Shale (Eagle Ford Acreage), which is an active shale trends in North America. In North Louisiana, the Company operates in and around the Terryville Complex, where it primarily targets the overpressured Cotton Valley play (North Louisiana Acreage). The Company’s subsidiaries include WildHorse Resources II, LLC (WildHorse) and Esquisto and Acquisition Co.

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