Tellurian (TELL) & Its Rivals Critical Contrast

Tellurian (NASDAQ: TELL) is one of 229 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Tellurian to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Risk and Volatility

Tellurian has a beta of 1.06, meaning that its share price is 6% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tellurian’s competitors have a beta of 1.39, meaning that their average share price is 39% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Tellurian and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Tellurian 0 0 3 0 3.00
Tellurian Competitors 1609 7771 12640 271 2.52

Tellurian currently has a consensus price target of $14.50, suggesting a potential upside of 29.46%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 17.32%. Given Tellurian’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Tellurian is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

9.3% of Tellurian shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 48.3% of Tellurian shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 12.4% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Tellurian and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Tellurian N/A -87.03% -73.62%
Tellurian Competitors -277.55% 26.56% 5.85%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Tellurian and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Tellurian $4.46 million -$520,000.00 -8.62
Tellurian Competitors $1.86 billion -$438.87 million -18.74

Tellurian’s competitors have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Tellurian. Tellurian 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.

Summary

Tellurian beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Tellurian Company Profile

Tellurian Inc., formerly Magellan Petroleum Corporation, is an oil and gas exploration and production company. The Company focuses on the development of liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects along the United States Gulf Coast through its subsidiary, Tellurian Investments Inc. The Company owns interests in the Horse Hill-1 well and related licenses in the Weald Basin, onshore the United Kingdom, and an exploration block, NT/P82, in the Bonaparte Basin, offshore Northern Territory, Australia. The Horse Hill-1 well has identified prospects from the Portland sandstone and Kimmeridge Clay limestone formations.

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