Reviewing Lilis Energy Inc. (LLEX)’s and Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR)’s results

Lilis Energy Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:LLEX) and Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) are two firms in the Independent Oil & Gas that compete against each other. Below is a comparison of their profitability, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Lilis Energy Inc. 66.51M 1.74 14.83M -1.30 0.00
Murphy Oil Corporation 2.59B 1.99 414.62M 1.60 18.84

Table 1 shows gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of the two companies.


Table 2 has Lilis Energy Inc. and Murphy Oil Corporation’s return on equity, net margins and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Lilis Energy Inc. -22.30% 391.2% -20.7%
Murphy Oil Corporation 16.01% 8.7% 4%

Volatility and Risk

Lilis Energy Inc. has a 0.71 beta, while its volatility is 29.00% which is less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Murphy Oil Corporation’s 2.22 beta is the reason why it is 122.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


Lilis Energy Inc.’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 0.6 and 0.6 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor Murphy Oil Corporation are 1 and 0.9 respectively. Murphy Oil Corporation therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to Lilis Energy Inc.


Murphy Oil Corporation offers an annual dividend of $1 per share, bundled with 3.32% dividend yield. Lilis Energy Inc. does not pay a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

The table shown features the ratings and recommendations for Lilis Energy Inc. and Murphy Oil Corporation.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Lilis Energy Inc. 0 0 0 0.00
Murphy Oil Corporation 1 3 0 2.75

On the other hand, Murphy Oil Corporation’s potential upside is 10.92% and its consensus target price is $33.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Lilis Energy Inc. and Murphy Oil Corporation has shares owned by institutional investors as follows: 0% and 93.5%. Lilis Energy Inc.’s share owned by insiders are 19.1%. Competitively, insiders own roughly 1.3% of Murphy Oil Corporation’s shares.


In this table we show 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)
Lilis Energy Inc. 0.53% -13.36% -15.7% -63.28% -46.89% 37.23%
Murphy Oil Corporation 1.86% 10.27% -5.84% -3.55% 16.81% 28.94%

For the past year Lilis Energy Inc. has stronger performance than Murphy Oil Corporation


Murphy Oil Corporation beats Lilis Energy Inc. on 11 of the 13 factors.

Lilis Energy, Inc., an independent oil and gas company, acquires, drills for, and produces oil and natural gas properties and prospects in the United States. The company holds interests in approximately 6,924 net acres in the Delaware Basin and approximately 14,254 net acres in the Denver-Julesburg Basin. As of December 31, 2016, it had estimated proved reserves of 550,705 barrels of oil; and 3,871,506 thousand cubic feet of natural gas. The company was formerly known as Recovery Energy, Inc. and changed its name to Lilis Energy, Inc. in December 2013. Lilis Energy, Inc. is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

Murphy Oil Corporation operates as an oil and gas exploration and production company worldwide. It explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids. The company was formerly known as Murphy Corporation and changed its name to Murphy Oil Corporation in 1964. Murphy Oil Corporation was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in El Dorado, Arkansas.