Both Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) and Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX) are Independent Oil & Gas companies, competing one another. We will compare their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.
Earnings & Valuation
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Southwestern Energy Company||4||0.25||N/A||1.68||1.31|
|Approach Resources Inc.||N/A||0.24||N/A||-0.31||0.00|
Demonstrates Southwestern Energy Company and Approach Resources Inc. earnings per share, top-line revenue and valuation.
Table 2 has Southwestern Energy Company and Approach Resources Inc.’s return on assets, net margins and return on equity.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Southwestern Energy Company||0.00%||37.8%||14%|
|Approach Resources Inc.||0.00%||-5%||-2.7%|
Volatility and Risk
Southwestern Energy Company has a 1 beta, while its volatility is 0.00% which is less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Approach Resources Inc. has a 3.07 beta and it is 207.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.
The Current Ratio of Southwestern Energy Company is 0.9 while its Quick Ratio stands at 0.9. The Current Ratio of rival Approach Resources Inc. is 0.1 and its Quick Ratio is has 0.1. Southwestern Energy Company is better equipped to clear short and long-term obligations than Approach Resources Inc.
In next table is given Southwestern Energy Company and Approach Resources Inc.’s ratings and recommendations.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Southwestern Energy Company||1||2||1||2.25|
|Approach Resources Inc.||1||0||0||1.00|
$5.33 is Southwestern Energy Company’s average price target while its potential upside is 189.67%. Competitively Approach Resources Inc. has an average price target of $0.4, with potential upside of 76.29%. The results provided earlier shows that Southwestern Energy Company appears more favorable than Approach Resources Inc., based on analyst opinion.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
Roughly 0% of Southwestern Energy Company shares are held by institutional investors while 68.4% of Approach Resources Inc. are owned by institutional investors. About 0.4% of Southwestern Energy Company’s share are held by insiders. Insiders Comparatively, held 0.9% of Approach Resources Inc. shares.
Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.
|Performance (W)||Performance (M)||Performance (Q)||Performance (HY)||Performance (Y)||Performance (YTD)|
|Southwestern Energy Company||-6.78%||-28.1%||-43.15%||-52.17%||-56.09%||-35.48%|
|Approach Resources Inc.||-3.61%||2.08%||-22.89%||-72.45%||-88.37%||-69.05%|
For the past year Southwestern Energy Company’s stock price has smaller decline than Approach Resources Inc.
On 10 of the 10 factors Southwestern Energy Company beats Approach Resources Inc.
Southwestern Energy Company, an independent natural gas and oil company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas and oil in the United States. It operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Midstream Services. The company focuses on the Marcellus Shale, an unconventional natural gas reservoir covering approximately 245,805 net acres in Northeast Appalachia; Marcellus, Utica, and Upper Devonian Shales covering approximately 321,563 net acres in Southwest Appalachia; and the Fayetteville Shale, an unconventional gas reservoir covering approximately 918,535 net acres in Arkansas. It also engages in the exploration and production activities in Colorado and Louisiana. In addition, the company is involved in gathering, marketing, and transporting natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids. As of December 31, 2016, it had a pipeline of 2,045 miles in Arkansas and 16 miles in Louisiana in its gathering systems. The companyÂ’s estimated proved natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids reserves comprise 5,253 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent (Bcfe); and 77 Bcfe of proved undeveloped reserves. Southwestern Energy Company was founded in 1929 and is based in Spring, Texas.
Approach Resources, Inc., an independent energy company, focuses on the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of unconventional oil and gas reserves in the United States. The companyÂ’s properties are primarily located in the Permian Basin in west Texas. It also owns interests in east Texas Basin. As of December 31, 2016, its estimated proved reserves were 156.4 million barrels of oil equivalent located in Crockett and Schleicher counties, Texas. As of the above date, the company owned and operated 806 producing oil and gas wells in the Permian Basin. Approach Resources, Inc. was incorporated in 2002 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas.
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