Financial Survey: Chaparral Energy (CHAP) & The Competition

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

Volatility and Risk

Chaparral Energy has a beta of 3.54, suggesting that its stock price is 254% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Chaparral Energy’s competitors have a beta of 1.40, suggesting that their average stock price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Chaparral Energy and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Chaparral Energy $247.36 million $33.44 million 19.39
Chaparral Energy Competitors $11.25 billion $810.17 million 12.63

Chaparral Energy’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Chaparral Energy. Chaparral Energy 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.0% of Chaparral Energy shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.0% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.8% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chaparral Energy 13.58% 10.90% 6.98%
Chaparral Energy Competitors -7.32% 3.44% 4.95%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Chaparral Energy and its competitors, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chaparral Energy 0 0 2 0 3.00
Chaparral Energy Competitors 2013 8251 11898 389 2.47

Chaparral Energy presently has a consensus price target of $24.00, suggesting a potential upside of 299.33%. As a group, “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies have a potential upside of 37.57%. Given Chaparral Energy’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Chaparral Energy is more favorable than its competitors.


Chaparral Energy beats its competitors on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Chaparral Energy Company Profile

Chaparral Energy, Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, production, and operation of onshore oil and natural gas properties primarily in Oklahoma, the United States. The company sells crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids primarily to refineries and gas processing plant. As of March 29, 2018, it had estimated potential reserves of one billion barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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