Comparing of W&T Offshore Inc. (WTI) and GeoPark Limited (NYSE:GPRK)

W&T Offshore Inc. (NYSE:WTI) and GeoPark Limited (NYSE:GPRK) have been rivals in the Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration for quite some time. Below is a review of each business including various aspects such as analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
W&T Offshore Inc. 560.78M 1.10 164.84M 1.25 3.90
GeoPark Limited 627.42M 1.67 73.67M 1.11 14.03

Table 1 shows top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation of the two companies. GeoPark Limited appears to has lower earnings, but higher revenue than W&T Offshore Inc. Presently more affordable of the two stocks is the company with a lower price-to-earnings ratio. W&T Offshore Inc. is presently more affordable than GeoPark Limited, because it’s trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio.


Table 2 shows W&T Offshore Inc. and GeoPark Limited’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
W&T Offshore Inc. 29.39% -41.7% 18.5%
GeoPark Limited 11.74% 61.3% 8.7%

Risk and Volatility

W&T Offshore Inc. has a 2.97 beta, while its volatility is 197.00%, thus making it more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. GeoPark Limited has a 0.55 beta and it is 45.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.


1.1 and 1.1 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of W&T Offshore Inc. Its rival GeoPark Limited’s Current and Quick Ratios are 1.2 and 1.1 respectively. GeoPark Limited has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than W&T Offshore Inc.


W&T Offshore Inc. dividend pay is $0.1 per share with 2.21% dividend yield annually. GeoPark Limited does not offer a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

W&T Offshore Inc. and GeoPark Limited Ratings and Recommendations are available in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
W&T Offshore Inc. 0 0 1 3.00
GeoPark Limited 0 0 1 3.00

W&T Offshore Inc.’s consensus target price is $10, while its potential upside is 127.27%. Competitively GeoPark Limited has a consensus target price of $22.5, with potential upside of 32.04%. The data provided earlier shows that W&T Offshore Inc. appears more favorable than GeoPark Limited, based on analyst view.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors owned 66.7% of W&T Offshore Inc. shares and 33.5% of GeoPark Limited shares. Insiders owned 33.6% of W&T Offshore Inc. shares. Comparatively, insiders own roughly 46.62% of GeoPark Limited’s shares.


Here are 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)
W&T Offshore Inc. -7.39% -27.45% -0.61% -22.99% -38.34% 18.69%
GeoPark Limited 1.24% -13.15% -17.49% -13.34% 9.14% 12.3%

For the past year W&T Offshore Inc. was more bullish than GeoPark Limited.


On 9 of the 15 factors W&T Offshore Inc. beats GeoPark Limited.

W&T Offshore, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas producer, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of oil and natural gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico. It sells crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas. The company holds working interests in approximately 54 offshore fields in federal and state waters. It also owns interests in approximately 164 offshore structures. As of December 31, 2016, the company had interests in offshore leases covering approximately 450,000 net acres spanning across the Outer Continental Shelf off the coasts of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, and Alabama. Its total proved reserves were 74.0 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

GeoPark Limited engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas reserves in Chile, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, and Argentina. As of December 31, 2016, the company had working and/or economic interests in 26 hydrocarbons blocks, as well as shallow-offshore concession in Brazil that includes the Manati Field. It had net proved reserves of 73.6 million barrels of oil equivalent. The company was formerly known as GeoPark Holdings Limited and changed its name to GeoPark Limited in July 2013. GeoPark Limited was founded in 2002 and is based in Santiago, Chile.

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