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Antero Resources (NYSE:AR) versus Marathon Oil (NYSE:MRO) Head to Head Survey

Antero Resources (NYSE:ARGet Rating) and Marathon Oil (NYSE:MROGet Rating) are both large-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Antero Resources and Marathon Oil’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Antero Resources$4.62 billion2.67-$186.90 million($1.30)-30.49
Marathon Oil$5.47 billion3.21$946.00 million$2.878.64

Marathon Oil has higher revenue and earnings than Antero Resources. Antero Resources is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Marathon Oil, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Antero Resources and Marathon Oil’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Antero Resources-7.80%10.73%4.50%
Marathon Oil35.01%16.78%10.43%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Antero Resources and Marathon Oil, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Antero Resources01702.88
Marathon Oil24802.43

Antero Resources presently has a consensus price target of $45.89, indicating a potential upside of 15.76%. Marathon Oil has a consensus price target of $30.75, indicating a potential upside of 23.99%. Given Marathon Oil’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Marathon Oil is more favorable than Antero Resources.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

76.3% of Antero Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.2% of Marathon Oil shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.7% of Antero Resources shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Marathon Oil shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Antero Resources has a beta of 3.71, indicating that its stock price is 271% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Marathon Oil has a beta of 2.61, indicating that its stock price is 161% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Marathon Oil beats Antero Resources on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Antero Resources

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Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2021, it had approximately 502,000 net acres in the Appalachian Basin; and 174,000 net acres in the Upper Devonian Shale. The company also owned and operated 494 miles of gas gathering pipelines in the Appalachian Basin; and 21 compressor stations. It had estimated proved reserves of 17.7 trillion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent, including 10.2 trillion cubic feet of natural gas; 718 million barrels of assumed recovered ethane; 501 million barrels of primarily propane, isobutane, normal butane, and natural gasoline; and 36 million barrels of oil. 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.

About Marathon Oil

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Marathon Oil Corporation operates as an independent exploration and production company in the United States and internationally. The company engages in the exploration, production, and marketing of crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas; and the production and marketing of products manufactured from natural gas, such as liquefied natural gas and methanol. It also owns and operates 32 central gathering and treating facilities; and the Sugarloaf gathering system, a 42-mile natural gas pipeline through Karnes and Atascosa Counties. The company was formerly known as USX Corporation and changed its name to Marathon Oil Corporation in December 2001. Marathon Oil Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.



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2022-07-31 00:19:50

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