Antero Resources Corporation (AR)’s Financial Results Comparing With CNOOC Limited (NYSE:CEO)

Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) and CNOOC Limited (NYSE:CEO) are two firms in the Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration that compete against each other. Below is a comparison of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Antero Resources Corporation 3.71B 0.75 210.90M 2.02 6.33
CNOOC Limited N/A 0.00 N/A 11.03 14.71

In table 1 we can see Antero Resources Corporation and CNOOC Limited’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation. The company that Presently has a lower price-to-earnings ratio is considered the more affordable of the two businesses. Antero Resources Corporation is thus presently the affordable of the two stocks because it has a lower price-to-earnings ratio.


Table 2 shows us the return on assets, return on equity and net margins of both businesses.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Antero Resources Corporation 5.68% 2.6% 1.4%
CNOOC Limited 0.00% 8.8% 5.3%

Risk & Volatility

Antero Resources Corporation’s current beta is 0.71 and it happens to be 29.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. In other hand, CNOOC Limited has beta of 1.23 which is 23.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


1.1 and 1.1 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Antero Resources Corporation. Its rival CNOOC Limited’s Current and Quick Ratios are 2.6 and 2.5 respectively. CNOOC Limited has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Antero Resources Corporation.


Meanwhile, CNOOC Limited’s annual dividend is $0.08 per share and it also boasts of a 0.05% dividend yield. No dividend is paid out for Antero Resources Corporation.

Analyst Recommendations

The Ratings and Recommendations for Antero Resources Corporation and CNOOC Limited are featured in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Antero Resources Corporation 1 3 0 2.75
CNOOC Limited 0 0 1 3.00

Antero Resources Corporation’s upside potential currently stands at 134.82% and an $20.5 average target price.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Antero Resources Corporation and CNOOC Limited has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 97.6% and 2%. Insiders owned 0.3% of Antero Resources Corporation shares.


In this table we provide 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)
Antero Resources Corporation -2.59% -23.82% -26.96% -34.71% -29.73% -32.68%
CNOOC Limited -3.67% -9.64% -6.15% -5.56% 20.82% 13.02%

For the past year Antero Resources Corporation had bearish trend while CNOOC Limited had bullish trend.


On 9 of the 13 factors CNOOC Limited beats Antero Resources Corporation.

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores, produces, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the company had 616,000 net acres of oil and gas properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. It also owned and operated 213 miles of gas gathering pipelines in the Marcellus Shale; and 113 miles of low-pressure, high-pressure, and condensate pipelines in the Utica Shale. The company was formerly known as Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation and changed its name to Antero Resources Corporation in June 2013. Antero Resources Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Antero Resources Corporation is a subsidiary of Antero Resources Investment LLC.