Comparison of Diamondback Energy Inc. (FANG) and National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG)

As Independent Oil & Gas businesses, Diamondback Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) and National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG), are affected by compare. This especially applies to their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Diamondback Energy Inc. 103 7.24 N/A 6.36 17.16
National Fuel Gas Company 57 2.79 N/A 3.38 16.85

Table 1 demonstrates Diamondback Energy Inc. and National Fuel Gas Company’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation. National Fuel Gas Company seems to has lower revenue and earnings compared to Diamondback Energy Inc. The company with a higher P/E ratio is currently more expensive of the two stocks. Diamondback Energy Inc. is currently more expensive than National Fuel Gas Company, because it’s trading at a higher P/E ratio.


Table 2 represents Diamondback Energy Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) and National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG)’s return on equity, return on assets and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diamondback Energy Inc. 0.00% 8.5% 5.4%
National Fuel Gas Company 0.00% 14.7% 4.8%

Volatility & Risk

A 0.79 beta indicates that Diamondback Energy Inc. is 21.00% less volatile compared to S&P 500. From a competition point of view, National Fuel Gas Company has a 0.88 beta which is 12.00% less volatile compared to S&P 500.


The current Quick Ratio of Diamondback Energy Inc. is 0.9 while its Current Ratio is 0.9. Meanwhile, National Fuel Gas Company has a Current Ratio of 1.2 while its Quick Ratio is 1.1. National Fuel Gas Company is better positioned to pay off its short-term and long-term debts than Diamondback Energy Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

The following table delivered below contains the ratings and recommendations for Diamondback Energy Inc. and National Fuel Gas Company.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diamondback Energy Inc. 0 0 8 3.00
National Fuel Gas Company 0 0 0 0.00

Diamondback Energy Inc. has an average price target of $151.44, and a 38.53% upside potential.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

Roughly 0% of Diamondback Energy Inc. shares are owned by institutional investors while 76.6% of National Fuel Gas Company are owned by institutional investors. Insiders owned 0.2% of Diamondback Energy Inc. shares. Insiders Competitively, owned 1.6% of National Fuel Gas Company 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)
Diamondback Energy Inc. 3.03% 2.93% 7.96% -4.21% -12.22% 17.65%
National Fuel Gas Company 0.48% -6.58% -2.11% 5.13% 10.91% 11.23%

For the past year Diamondback Energy Inc.’s stock price has bigger growth than National Fuel Gas Company.


On 10 of the 11 factors Diamondback Energy Inc. beats National Fuel Gas Company.

Diamondback Energy, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company, focuses on the acquisition, development, exploration, and exploitation of onshore oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin in West Texas. Its activities are primarily focused on the Clearfork, Spraberry, Wolfcamp, Cline, Strawn, and Atoka formations. As of December 31, 2016, the companyÂ’s net acreage position is approximately 105,894 acres in the Permian Basin; and estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves were 205,457 thousand barrels of crude oil equivalent. It holds working interests in 998 gross producing wells. The company also owns mineral interests underlying approximately 107,568 gross acres in the Permian Basin. Diamondback Energy, Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Midland, Texas.

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