Antero Resources Corporation (AR) and Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT) Comparison side by side

Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE:AR) and Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT) compete against each other in the Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration sector. We will contrast them and contrast their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, dividends, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Antero Resources Corporation 4.13B 0.65 397.52M -1.26 0.00
Unit Corporation 843.28M 1.02 45.29M -0.88 0.00

Table 1 shows the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation for Antero Resources Corporation and Unit Corporation.


Table 2 hightlights the net margins, return on assets and return on equity of the two companies.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Antero Resources Corporation -9.63% -5% -2.5%
Unit Corporation -5.37% 7.6% 4%

Risk and Volatility

Antero Resources Corporation’s current beta is 1.01 and it happens to be 1.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. Competitively, Unit Corporation’s beta is 2.75 which is 175.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.


Antero Resources Corporation’s Current Ratio and Quick Ratio are 0.9 and 0.9 respectively. The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of its competitor Unit Corporation are 0.9 and 0.9 respectively. therefore has a better chance of paying off short and long-term obligations compared to .

Analyst Recommendations

In next table is given Antero Resources Corporation and Unit Corporation’s ratings and recommendations.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Antero Resources Corporation 1 3 2 2.33
Unit Corporation 0 0 1 3.00

The upside potential is 66.86% for Antero Resources Corporation with average target price of $14.5.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Roughly 99.2% of Antero Resources Corporation shares are held by institutional investors while 93.2% of Unit Corporation are owned by institutional investors. Insiders held roughly 0.7% of Antero Resources Corporation’s shares. Competitively, Unit Corporation has 2.6% of it’s share held by insiders.


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)
Antero Resources Corporation -4.97% -8.75% -33.43% -50.67% -52.9% -2.24%
Unit Corporation -1.44% -1.32% -25.53% -39.89% -17.97% 10.29%

For the past year Antero Resources Corporation has -2.24% weaker performance while Unit Corporation has 10.29% stronger performance.


Unit Corporation beats Antero Resources Corporation on 9 of the 10 factors.

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores, produces, and develops natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2016, the company had 616,000 net acres of oil and gas properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. It also owned and operated 213 miles of gas gathering pipelines in the Marcellus Shale; and 113 miles of low-pressure, high-pressure, and condensate pipelines in the Utica Shale. 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. Antero Resources Corporation is a subsidiary of Antero Resources Investment LLC.

Unit Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an oil and natural gas contract drilling company primarily in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Oil and Natural Gas, Contract Drilling, and Mid-Stream. The Oil and Natural Gas segment acquires, explores, develops, and produces oil and natural gas properties primarily located in Oklahoma and Texas, as well as in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. As of December 31, 2016, this segment had approximately 40 gross proved undeveloped wells. The Contract Drilling segment is involved in the land contract drilling of onshore oil and natural gas wells for its own account, as well as for a range of other oil and natural gas companies primarily in Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming, and North Dakota, as well as in Louisiana and Kansas. This segment operates 21 drilling rigs. The Mid-Stream segment buys, sells, gathers, transports, processes, and treats natural gas for third parties and for its own account. This segment operates 3 natural gas treatment plants, 13 processing plants, and 25 gathering systems, as well as approximately 1,465 miles of pipeline in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Unit Corporation was founded in 1963 and is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.