Financial Review: Talos Energy (NYSE:TALO) and Its Rivals

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

Profitability

This table compares Talos Energy and its peers’ 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%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Talos Energy and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Talos Energy $891.29 million $221.54 million 11.04
Talos Energy Competitors $11.25 billion $810.67 million 12.71

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

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 peers have a beta of 1.40, suggesting that their average share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

99.1% of Talos Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.3% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.2% of Talos Energy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.6% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Talos Energy and its peers, 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 2021 8290 11939 389 2.47

Talos Energy presently has a consensus target price of $41.00, suggesting a potential upside of 39.60%. As a group, “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies have a potential upside of 34.79%. Given Talos Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Talos Energy is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

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

Talos Energy Company Profile

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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