Reviewing Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (CRZO)’s and Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN)’s results

Since Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. (NASDAQ:CRZO) and Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) are part of the Independent Oil & Gas industry, they are influenced by compare. The influences particularly affect the dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, earnings and valuation of both companies.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. 1.02B 0.82 507.54M 5.54 2.26
Southwestern Energy Company 3.93B 0.44 924.00M 1.68 2.45

We can see in table 1 the earnings per share, top-line revenue and valuation of Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. and Southwestern Energy Company. Southwestern Energy Company has lower earnings, but higher revenue than Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. The business that is currently more affordable of the two stocks is the one that has a lower P/E ratio. Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. is trading at a lower P/E ratio than Southwestern Energy Company, indicating that it is currently more affordable of the two stocks.


Table 2 demonstrates the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. and Southwestern Energy Company.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. 49.76% 15.5% 3.4%
Southwestern Energy Company 23.51% 37.8% 14%

Volatility & Risk

Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc.’s volatility measures that it’s 125.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 due to its 2.25 beta. From a competition point of view, Southwestern Energy Company has a 1.18 beta which is 18.00% more volatile compared to Standard & Poor’s 500.


The Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. are 0.5 and 0.5. Competitively, Southwestern Energy Company has 0.9 and 0.9 for Current and Quick Ratio. Southwestern Energy Company’s better ability to pay short and long-term obligations than Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc.

Analyst Ratings

The next table highlights the given recommendations and ratings for Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. and Southwestern Energy Company.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. 0 2 4 2.67
Southwestern Energy Company 1 3 1 2.20

Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc.’s consensus target price is $17.57, while its potential upside is 92.65%. On the other hand, Southwestern Energy Company’s potential upside is 75.47% and its consensus target price is $5.58. Based on the data given earlier, Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. is looking more favorable than Southwestern Energy Company, analysts belief.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

About 0.9% of Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc.’s share are held by insiders. On the other hand, insiders held about 0.3% of Southwestern Energy Company’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)
Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. 3.89% -0.4% 5.29% -34.05% -51.36% 11.16%
Southwestern Energy Company -0.49% -10.09% 1.23% -28.7% -7.24% 20.23%

For the past year Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. has weaker performance than Southwestern Energy Company


Southwestern Energy Company beats on 9 of the 15 factors Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc.

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas primarily in the United States. The company holds interests in oil and gas plays, including Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas; the Delaware Basin in West Texas; the Niobrara Formation in Colorado; the Utica Shale in Ohio; and the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. As of December 31, 2015, it had proved oil and gas reserves of 200.2 million barrels of oil equivalent; and operated 667 gross productive oil and gas wells. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Houston, Texas.

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.

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