Talos Energy (TALO) and Its Peers Financial Contrast

Talos Energy (NYSE: TALO) is one of 176 publicly-traded companies in the “Crude petroleum & natural gas” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Talos Energy to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk and dividends.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Talos Energy 31.78% 5.25% 2.12%
Talos Energy Competitors -7.30% 3.36% 4.90%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

99.1% of Talos Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.3% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.5% of Talos Energy shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.7% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Talos Energy has a beta of 1.6, suggesting that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Talos Energy’s rivals have a beta of 1.39, suggesting that their average share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Talos Energy $891.29 million $221.54 million 10.86
Talos Energy Competitors $11.25 billion $810.67 million 13.37

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

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Talos Energy 0 0 6 0 3.00
Talos Energy Competitors 2019 8275 11917 389 2.47

Talos Energy presently has a consensus target price of $41.00, indicating a potential upside of 41.92%. As a group, “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies have a potential upside of 34.67%. Given Talos Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Talos Energy is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

Talos Energy beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Talos Energy

Talos Energy Inc., an independent exploration and production company, focuses on the exploration and production in the United States Gulf of Mexico and offshore Mexico. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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