Head-To-Head Review: Chaparral Energy (CHAP) & Its Rivals

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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 contrast to its rivals? We will compare Chaparral Energy to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, risk, dividends and profitability.


This table compares Chaparral Energy and its rivals’ 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%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.0% of Chaparral Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.0% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.8% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

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

Analyst Recommendations

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

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 currently 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, research analysts clearly believe Chaparral Energy is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Chaparral Energy and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) 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 rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Chaparral Energy. Chaparral Energy is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.


Chaparral Energy beats its rivals 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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