Roan Resources (ROAN) versus Its Peers Critical Comparison

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Roan Resources (NYSE: ROAN) is one of 182 public companies in the “Crude petroleum & natural gas” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Roan Resources to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.


This table compares Roan Resources and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Roan Resources -34.06% 6.23% 3.29%
Roan Resources Competitors -2.84% 3.08% 6.13%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

69.7% of Roan Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.1% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 10.6% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Roan Resources and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Roan Resources 0 2 0 0 2.00
Roan Resources Competitors 2235 8811 12455 408 2.46

Roan Resources currently has a consensus target price of $6.00, suggesting a potential upside of 297.35%. As a group, “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies have a potential upside of 63.01%. Given Roan Resources’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Roan Resources is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Roan Resources and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Roan Resources $517.82 million -$140.67 million 1.64
Roan Resources Competitors $10.87 billion $774.43 million 7.66

Roan Resources’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Roan Resources. Roan Resources is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.


Roan Resources rivals beat Roan Resources on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About Roan Resources

Linn Energy, Inc., through its equity interest in Roan Resources LLC, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of unconventional oil and natural gas reserves. It holds interests in various assets that cover approximately 150,000 net acres located in Merge, SCOOP, and STACK plays of the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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