Reviewing Midstates Petroleum Company Inc. (MPO)’s and Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN)’s results

Midstates Petroleum Company Inc. (NYSE:MPO) and Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) compete against each other in the Independent Oil & Gas sector. We will contrast them and contrast their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Midstates Petroleum Company Inc. 207.81M 0.83 106.46M -4.22 0.00
Southwestern Energy Company 3.86B 0.63 535.00M 0.92 5.12

Table 1 showcases the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of Midstates Petroleum Company Inc. and Southwestern Energy Company.

Profitability

Table 2 provides Midstates Petroleum Company Inc. and Southwestern Energy Company’s return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Midstates Petroleum Company Inc. -51.23% 3.5% 2.8%
Southwestern Energy Company 13.86% 22.9% 6.7%

Liquidity

The current Quick Ratio of Midstates Petroleum Company Inc. is 0.6 while its Current Ratio is 0.6. Meanwhile, Southwestern Energy Company has a Current Ratio of 0.7 while its Quick Ratio is 0.7. Southwestern Energy Company is better positioned to pay off its short-term and long-term debts than Midstates Petroleum Company Inc.

Analyst Ratings

Ratings and Recommendations for Midstates Petroleum Company Inc. and Southwestern Energy Company can be find in next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Midstates Petroleum Company Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Southwestern Energy Company 1 3 1 2.20

Southwestern Energy Company on the other hand boasts of a $5.58 consensus price target and a 23.31% potential upside.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Midstates Petroleum Company Inc. and Southwestern Energy Company has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 99.8% and 95.5%. Midstates Petroleum Company Inc.’s share owned by insiders are 0.2%. Comparatively, Southwestern Energy Company has 0.1% of it’s share owned by insiders.

Performance

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)
Midstates Petroleum Company Inc. -8.95% -11.67% 5.69% -25.85% -36.67% 13.85%
Southwestern Energy Company 7.03% 8.01% -4.65% -15.11% 27.22% 38.42%

For the past year Midstates Petroleum Company Inc. was less bullish than Southwestern Energy Company.

Summary

Southwestern Energy Company beats Midstates Petroleum Company Inc. on 11 of the 12 factors.

Midstates Petroleum Company, Inc. engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas in the United States. The companyÂ’s operations are primarily focused on exploration and production activities in the Mississippian Lime and Anadarko Basin. As of December 31, 2016, its Mississippian Lime assets consisted of approximately 103,093 net acres in the Mississippian Lime trend in Woods and Alfalfa counties of Oklahoma, as well as approximately 12,894 net acres in Lincoln County, Oklahoma; and Anadarko Basin assets consisted of approximately 104,925 net acres in the Anadarko Basin located in Texas and western Oklahoma. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Southwestern Energy Company, an independent natural gas and oil company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of natural gas and oil in the United States. It operates through two segments, Exploration and Production, and Midstream Services. The company focuses on the Marcellus Shale, an unconventional natural gas reservoir covering approximately 245,805 net acres in Northeast Appalachia; Marcellus, Utica, and Upper Devonian Shales covering approximately 321,563 net acres in Southwest Appalachia; and the Fayetteville Shale, an unconventional gas reservoir covering approximately 918,535 net acres in Arkansas. It also engages in the exploration and production activities in Colorado and Louisiana. In addition, the company is involved in gathering, marketing, and transporting natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids. As of December 31, 2016, it had a pipeline of 2,045 miles in Arkansas and 16 miles in Louisiana in its gathering systems. The companyÂ’s estimated proved natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids reserves comprise 5,253 billion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent (Bcfe); and 77 Bcfe of proved undeveloped reserves. Southwestern Energy Company was founded in 1929 and is based in Spring, Texas.