No products in the cart.

Antero Resources Corporation

Company report, featuring a PESTLE, Porters Five Forces, 5C, MOST, CATWOE and SWOT analysis

HomeSWOT AnalysisEnergyAntero Resources Corporation


This report provides an in-depth analysis of Antero Resources Corporation, one of the world’s 10,000 largest companies. It is created and updated at an expedited rate to guarantee the most up-to-date information available.

Premium members have full access to this study on Antero Resources Corporation, including the SWOT analysis, PESTLE, 5C analysis, CATWOE, Porters Five Forces, MOST analysis and a myriad of additional high value sections.

We identify potential new products and services, forecast future market trends, and prognosticate synergies between Antero Resources Corporation and other organisations, separate from the analysis-driven sections.

Company Description

Antero Resources Corporation is a natural gas and oil exploration and production company headquartered in Denver, Colorado. Founded in 2002, Antero Resources has become a leader in the energy sector by providing natural gas, natural gas liquids and oil to the midstream and downstream markets. The company's main products and services include exploration and production, gathering and processing, water services, and marketing and trading services. Antero Resources serves the Appalachian Basin, the Rocky Mountains and the Midcontinent.

Industry Overview

Antero Resources Corporation operates in the oil and gas exploration and production industry, which is worth an estimated $1.7 trillion in the United States alone. There are approximately 2.9 million employees in this industry, and they are based in countries across the globe. Antero Resources Corporation is one of the top players in this sector, and it is based out of Colorado, USA.

Industry Classification

In terms of formal classification, Platform Executive has tagged Antero Resources Corporation as a business operating within the Oil and Gas Operations industry.

Table of Contents

Save to Library
Bookmark (0)
To login to your account click here.

Intellectual Property

Some of the Patents granted to, or relevant to the organisation include the following:

Patent Title: Method and System for Automated Wellbore Completion Design and optimisation
Patent ID: 10,079,220
Date: October 9, 2018

Patent Title: Method and System for Automated Wellbore Completion Design and optimisation
Patent ID: 10,061,636
Date: August 7, 2018

Patent Title: Method and System for Automated Wellbore Completion Design and optimisation
Patent ID: 10,059,800
Date: July 31, 2018

Patent Title: Method and System for Automated Wellbore Completion Design and optimisation
Patent ID: 10,023,485
Date: May 15, 2018

Patent Title: Apparatus and Method for Automated Wellbore Completion Design and optimisation
Patent ID: 9,976,676
Date: April 10, 2018

Patent Title: Method and System for Automated Wellbore Completion Design and optimisation
Patent ID: 9,942,945
Date: February 27, 2018

Patent Title: Method and System for Automated Wellbore Completion Design and optimisation
Patent ID: 9,939,174
Date: February 20, 2018

Patent Title: Method and System for Automated Wellbore Completion Design and optimisation
Patent ID: 9,919,824
Date: January 16, 2018

Patent Title: Method and System for Automated Wellbore Completion Design and optimisation
Patent ID: 9,817,541
Date: October 31, 2017

Patent Title: Method and System for Automated Wellbore Completion Design and optimisation
Patent ID: 9,771,242
Date: September 5, 2017

Patent Title: Method and System for Automated Wellbore Completion Design and optimisation
Patent ID: 9,766,103
Date: August 29, 2017

Major Products & Services

The main products and/or services commercialised by this business include the following:

  • Oil and natural gas exploration and production
  • Natural gas gathering and processing
  • Natural gas liquids (NGL) fractionation
  • Pipeline transportation services
  • Natural gas marketing
  • Water services

Key Competitors

We have identified the following organisations as being key competitors:

  • EQT Corporation
  • Range Resources Corporation
  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
  • Devon Energy Corporation
  • Continental Resources Inc
  • Southwestern Energy Company
  • Noble Energy Inc
  • PDC Energy Inc
  • WPX Energy Inc
Unlock this SWOT analysis report

Each detailed study features a PESTLE, Porters Five Forces, 5C, MOST, CATWOE and an expert SWOT analysis, along with a myriad of other sections.

Premium members have FULL ACCESS to this content and approximately 10,000 similar competitive intelligence reports.

Premium membership is just $195 per month, with annual membership at $1,950 / seat.

Key Stakeholders

Stakeholders are individuals or groups who have an interest in a business and/or are affected by its actions.

These stakeholders can have different requirements and expectations from the business, which must be taken into account when making decisions.

By understanding their stakeholders’ requirements, a business can make informed decisions that benefit all involved.

Below is the list of internal and external stakeholders we have identified for this business:

1. Investors: Antero Resources Corporation's investors are the primary stakeholders. They provide the capital needed to finance its operations.

2. Customers: Antero Resources Corporation's customers are another key stakeholder. The company relies on the financial support of its customers in order to continue to operate and grow.

3. Employees: Antero Resources Corporation's employees are also important stakeholders. The company depends on its employees to remain productive and efficient in order to remain competitive in the industry.

4. Suppliers/Partners: Antero Resources Corporation's suppliers and partners are also key stakeholders. The company relies on its relationships with its suppliers and partners in order to conduct business.

5. Government: Antero Resources Corporation is subject to various regulations imposed by the government. The government is a key stakeholder for Antero Resources Corporation.

Value Proposition

A value proposition explains the unique value and/or benefits that an organisation provides to its customers, partners, stakeholders and the overall market. It outlines what makes a company like Antero Resources Corporation different from its competitors, along with what it can offer that key competitors cannot.

A corporate value proposition can be used with the competitive advantages section of this report in order to better understand Antero Resources Corporation and its position within the marketplace.

Antero Resources Corporation is a resource exploration and development company. The company's value proposition is to provide shareholders with stable and predictable cash flow and attractive returns through its exploration and development activities.

Competitive Advantages

Competitive advantages are unique attributes, strategies, resources, or capabilities that allow an organisation to outperform its competitors and achieve superior market position and profitability.

Competitive advantages for the business include the following:

Strategic Location: Antero Resources Corporation is strategically located in the Appalachian Basin, allowing the company to take advantage of the significant resource potential of the region.

Extensive Portfolio of Assets: Antero Resources Corporation owns a diverse portfolio of assets that includes natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids. This portfolio provides the company with a stable base for future growth.

Financial Strength: Antero Resources Corporation has a solid balance sheet and a strong financial position. This allows the company to react quickly to market opportunities and pursue growth initiatives.

Expertise: Antero Resources Corporation has a team of experienced professionals with a deep understanding of the energy markets. This expertise allows the company to develop innovative strategies for maximizing the value of its assets.

Technology: Antero Resources Corporation utilizes a range of advanced technologies, such as hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, to extract more resources from its assets. This technology gives the company a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Customers & Cohorts

As part of this competitive intelligence study, we have identified the main customers of the organisation.

These include the following cohorts:

  • Commercial Customers
  • Industrial Customers
  • Private Investors
  • Institutional Investors
  • Financial Institutions
  • Broker-Dealers
  • Government Agencies
  • Retail Investors
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Energy Companies

Market Trends

Market trends can impact an organisation by influencing consumer behavior, altering supply and demand dynamics, and affecting the organisation's ability to remain competitive in the market.

As part of this study, we have identified a number of potential short-term to medium-term trends that could impact the organisation. These include the following:

Key Market Trends
Improved Technology: Antero Resources Corporation is likely to be impacted by advancements in technology over the coming years. This could include the use of automated systems, the emergence of blockchain technology, and the development of artificial intelligence. As the technology improves, it could result in reduced costs associated with exploration, production, and other operations.

Changing Regulations: Over the coming years, Antero Resources Corporation is likely to be impacted by changing regulations. These changes could be related to safety, environmental protection, and other areas. The company will need to stay up-to-date on any new regulations that arise and adjust their operations accordingly.

Increased Competition: The energy industry is becoming increasingly competitive, and Antero Resources Corporation is likely to be impacted by this trend over the coming years. This could result in lower prices and reduced margins for the company, as competitors try to outdo each other.

Growing Demand: Antero Resources Corporation is likely to reap the benefits of an increasing demand for energy over the coming years. This could lead to higher prices and increased profits, as consumers’ demand for energy rises. This could also result in more investment opportunities for the company, as more resources are sought after.

Key Performance Indicators

Key Performance Indicators

Below is a list of KPI's that we have identified as being strategically relevant to this organisation:

Financials (BETA)

The key financials for Antero Resources Corporation include income statements, which can be found in their annual reports. These financial statements provide information on the organisation's financial performance and health, including revenue, expenses, and profits. This information, along with other indicators are used by investors, analysts and other stakeholders to evaluate the company's performance and future prospects.

Where a financial does not match, we have included those of the parent company (if a listed entity). If the financials are missing please contact us and we will prioritise the update.

Key Financials

Key Personnel

Income Statement

[eod_financials target="AR.US" id="10329343" preset="Income Statement" years="2018-2023"]


Top-level corporate stats and financial highlights for the listed entity, include:

Share Performance

Below is the current (EOD) share performance for the company, or its listed parent:

Potential Products/Services

As part of this study we have attempted to prognosticate potential products and/or services this organisation could develop in the short to medium-term.

Natural gas storage and transportation services: Antero could create additional services to help customers store and transport natural gas. This could include the use of underground storage facilities and pipelines, as well as the construction of new storage and transportation infrastructure.

Natural gas processing services: Antero could offer services to process natural gas for its customers. This could include the removal of impurities and the separation of natural gas liquids (NGLs) from the gas stream.

Natural gas marketing services: Antero could offer services to help customers market their natural gas. This could include providing advice to customers on finding the best buyers and negotiating the best prices.

Renewable energy services: Antero could offer services to help customers transition to renewable energy sources. This could include the installation of renewable energy equipment and providing advice on the most efficient and cost-effective energy sources.

Exploration and drilling services: Antero could offer exploration and drilling services to its customers. This could include providing advice on the best sites to explore and drilling services to extract the natural gas.

Potential Synergies

Using our product and portfolio-matching algorithm, we have determined that the following organisations have potential synergies with the company:

1. Energy Transfer LP
2. Noble Energy Inc.
3. EQT Corporation
4. Southwestern Energy Company
5. Marathon Oil Corporation
6. Chevron Corporation
7. ExxonMobil Corporation
8. ConocoPhillips
9. Occidental Petroleum Corporation
10. Royal Dutch Shell plc

Porter's Five Forces

Created by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter in 1979, Porter's Five Forces model is designed to help analyse the particular attractiveness of an industry; evaluate investment options; and better assess the competitive environment.

The five forces are as follows:

  • Competitive rivalry
  • Supplier power
  • Buyer power
  • Threat of substitution
  • Threat of new entries
Antero Resources Corporation scores relatively HIGH in all five forces.

1. Threat of new entrants: The company has a strong competitive position in the industry and faces a LOW threat of new entrants.

2. Bargaining power of buyers: Buyers have some bargaining power, but Antero Resources Corporation has a strong competitive position.

3. Bargaining power of suppliers: Suppliers have some bargaining power, but Antero Resources Corporation has a strong competitive position.

4. Threat of substitute products or services: There is a MODERATE threat of substitute products or services.

5. Rivalry among existing competitors: There is HIGH rivalry among existing competitors.

PESTLE Analysis

This PESTLE analysis is a strategic planning tool that assesses key external factors affecting the organisation, including the following:

  • Political
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technological
  • Legal
  • Environmental

Each of these factors is analysed to determine their impact on the organisations strategy, objectives, and operations.

By utilising a PESTLE analysis, the organisation can make better decisions and develop strategies to address potential risks and opportunities.

PESTLE Analysis

CATWOE Analysis


The CATWOE analysis is used to investigate each stakeholders perspectives in order to enable the business to make informed decisions.

The CATWOE analysis is a problem-solving tool consisting of six elements:

  • Customers
  • Actors
  • Transformation process
  • World view
  • Owners
  • Environmental constraints

We view the CATWOE as being most useful when used in conjunction with other problem-solving tools such as a SWOT analysis.

Customers: Antero Resources Corporation (ARC) customers are those interested in natural gas and oil exploration and production, including energy companies, landowners, and other organisations.

Actors: Actors include the employees of ARC, their partners, the organisations they partner with, their suppliers, their competitors, and the regulatory agencies that oversee the industry.

Transformation process: ARC finds, develops, and produces natural gas and oil for its customers. This process begins with the acquisition of assets and properties, followed by exploring and drilling for resources, as well as the development, production, and transportation of the resources.

World view: ARC's world view is that it should be a responsible partner in the development of natural gas and oil resources and be a leader in safety, environmental stewardship, and responsible operations.

Owners: ARC is owned by its shareholders, which includes institutional investors, individual investors, and its board of directors.

Environmental constraints: The environmental constraints that ARC must abide by include regulatory requirements, environmental protection regulations, and health and safety regulations. Additionally, ARC must consider any environmental impacts of its operations and be mindful of the impact of climate change.

SWOT Analysis

This SWOT analysis is a strategic planning tool used to assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the Antero Resources Corporation business.

When creating this SWOT the team at Platform Executive have taken into consideration the corporate strategy; brand; key financials; the competitive landscape; along with the products and/or services offered.

To offer increased context for future innovation and product development we also consider the historical context for the business and industry; and perceived direction of travel.

Upon researching the company, we have uncovered a number of strategic and operational strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

SWOT Analysis


Below is a list of the strengths we have identified for the business:

1. Antero Resources Corporation has a strong financial position, with $2.5 billion in cash and equivalents and a strong debt-to-equity ratio of only 0.8.

2. Antero Resources Corporation is well-positioned to benefit from the growth in the energy sector. The company has significant oil and gas reserves in several key areas, including the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas and the Bakken Shale in North Dakota.

3. Antero Resources Corporation has a strong management team, with a combined experience of more than 500 years in the oil and gas industry.

4. Antero Resources Corporation has a strong safety record, with only two fatal accidents in the past decade.


Below is a list of opportunities we have identified for the business:

1. Antero Resources Corporation should focus on developing an integrated strategy for exploiting unconventional assets, such as shale gas and tight oil. This strategy should include the acquisition of assets that are complementary to Antero’s existing portfolio, as well as investments in new technologies and capabilities.

2. Antero should take advantage of its expertise in midstream operations to further develop its midstream business. This should include expanding its existing midstream footprint, building new infrastructure, and leveraging its existing relationships with third-party operators.

3. Antero should invest in data analytics to enhance its operational efficiency and improve decision-making. This should include leveraging predictive analytics to gain insights into production trends and evaluating emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.

4. Antero should focus on cost control and operational excellence. This should include investing in process automation and lean manufacturing techniques, optimizing supply chains, and introducing new technologies to reduce costs.


Below is a list of the weaknesses we have identified for the business:

1. Lack of Diversification: Antero Resources is a pure play E&P company with almost all of its production coming from the Appalachian Basin. This leaves them susceptible to regional economic factors and changes in commodity prices.

2. High Debt Levels: As of December 31, 2018, Antero Resources had $5.8 billion of debt outstanding. This leaves them with little financial flexibility to deal with unexpected challenges or opportunities.

3. Limited Access to Capital Markets: Antero Resources has been unable to access the equity markets since 2016 due to the low price of natural gas. This limits their ability to raise capital to fund their operations and growth.

4. Dependence on Third-Party Infrastructure: Antero Resources is dependent on third-party pipelines and processing facilities for the transportation and processing of its natural gas production. This exposes them to potential disruptions in service and increases their operating costs.


Below is a list of the threats we have identified for the business:

1. Competing with larger, more established oil and gas companies: Antero Resources Corporation is a relatively small player in the oil and gas industry, competing with larger, more established companies for market share in the U.S. and abroad.

2. Geopolitical Risk: Antero Resources Corporation is exposed to geopolitical risk due to its reliance on foreign markets for its oil and gas investments. This risk can be unpredictable and can cause unexpected disruptions in supply, changes in regulations, and other issues.

3. Environmental Regulations: Antero Resources Corporation must comply with strict environmental regulations in order to remain operational. Failing to do so can result in fines, revocation of permits, and other financial penalties.

4. Decreasing Demand: The demand for oil and gas is decreasing due to the emergence of alternative energy sources and the increasing cost of petroleum-based products. This can have a negative impact on Antero Resources Corporation’s profitability if they are unable to adjust to the changing market.

5C Analysis

The 5C Analysis is a marketing framework that can be used to provide insight into the key drivers of success, as well as the risk exposure to various environmental factors.
This (concise) 5C analysis examines the external and internal environment for Antero Resources Corporation. It includes analysing the company's customers, competitors, collaborators, context, and capabilities. We have produced this short analysis to identify potential opportunities and threats to Antero Resources Corporation, as well as areas where the company needs to improve its operations or strategy.
Company: Antero Resources Corporation is a publicly traded natural gas and oil exploration and production company based in Denver, Colorado. It operates in the Marcellus and Utica shale regions of West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. It is one of the largest independent exploration and production companies in the Appalachian basin.

Collaborators: Antero Resources Corporation partners with midstream companies and other energy providers to ensure that its products reach the market. It is partnered with companies such as EQT Midstream Partners, Dominion Energy, and Columbia Gas. These partners provide the infrastructure and transportation services to connect Antero’s production sites with customers.

Customers: Antero Resources Corporation sells its natural gas and oil products to customers in the US and abroad. Its customers include power producers, gas utilities, large industrial customers, and other energy companies. It also engages in hedging and marketing activities to ensure that it can sell its products at the best possible price.

Competitors: Antero Resources Corporation competes with other exploration and production companies in the region, such as Chesapeake Energy and Range Resources. These companies are also active in the same shale regions and compete for customers and resources.

Content: The content of Antero Resources Corporation’s operations includes exploration, production, and sale of natural gas and oil products. It has a strong focus on technology and innovation, and uses advanced techniques such as hydraulic fracturing to maximize production from its wells. It is also actively involved in hedging and marketing activities to ensure that it can sell its products at the best possible price.
5C Analysis

MOST Analysis

MOST Analysis

The MOST analysis framework is commonly used to identify an organisation's strategic goals, assess its strengths and weaknesses, and develop a plan to achieve its objectives. This analysis helps organisations to focus on what they want to achieve and how to achieve it, while also identifying potential roadblocks or obstacles that may arise along the way.

  • Mission
  • Objectives
  • Strategy
  • Tactics

We have created this analysis from a 3rd person perspective.

Innovation Scorecard

As part of our research and analysis activity, the team at Platform Executive assesses and then benchmarks businesses and the industry verticals in which they operate using a proprietary scoring mechanism.

First, we allocate a score of A-E for the industry vertical, gauged on the key organisations operating within the space; and then score the individual business using a 1-5 score.

A score of D-E within an industry means that it is potentially ripe to be disrupted by a new entrant into the marketplace; and/or vulnerable to technological change.

Likewise, a high score of 4-5 for the company in question indicates that in the view of the analysis team it lags behind notable businesses in terms of innovation and product pipeline.

Innovation Scorecard

Below is a guide to each score:

Industry score:

A The industry is amongst the most innovative; with the leading players all driving the sector forward.
Example industry: PaaS
B The industry and its leading players have a good track record of innovation; and can quickly react to change.
Example industry: Pharmaceutical
C Companies operating within the sector have adequate levels of innovation; and engage in R&D activities when appropriate.
Example industry: FMCG
DBusinesses operating in the industry do not invest enough time and resource into innovation. The sector is stagnant and a good candidate for disruption.
Example industry: Retail Banking
E The major players in the sector seem to lack suitable product development roadmaps; and as a result the sector is highly vulnerable to industry change.
Example industry: Publishing


Company score:

1 The business is amongst the leading players in terms innovation and product pipeline. This will fulfil and reinforce the operations of the business in the medium to long-term.
2 The business has a good track record of innovation, in terms of its products and/or its business model. It is therefore more likely to be able to react and adapt to any changes to the industry.
3 The business is deemed to have an adequate innovation plan, build on research and development and sustainability where appropriate. The business has a product development strategy.
4The business needs to invest more resource and/or intellectual capital in product development, pipelines and/or its business model. The business is at risk of stagnation.
5 The business seems to lack a suitable product development roadmap; and as a result is vulnerable to any notable industry change and/or new entrants in the marketplace.
The team at Platform Executive has judged Antero Resources Corporation as having an innovation score of C2.


The appendices section of this report contains supplementary information that the team at Platform Executive deems helpful in providing a more comprehensive understanding of the report's contents.

This information is not considered an essential part of the study but serves as a useful supplement to the main text.


This study on Antero Resources Corporation forms part of our series of competitive intelligence reports, which focuses on 10,000 of the largest corporates.

The information and data included are updated on a timely schedule to ensure that our Premium members receive the most up to date information .

The report is based on information and learning from the following sources:

  • Corporate websites
  • Proprietary research databases
  • SEC Filings
  • Corporate press releases
  • News articles
  • Financial data API's
  • Product-matching algorithm

Further Information

Premium members: If you cannot find the desired information or data set for the business you are researching then please reach out to our research and analysis team. We can tailor reports to meet your requiremnents, with a fast turnaround time.

If you require a bespoke study on a particular industry vertical, or marketplace we may also be able to help.


All Rights Reserved.

Reproduction of the content produced in this report is prohibited without the prior permission of the publisher, Platform Executive Pty Ltd.

The facts of this report have been gathered in good faith from both primary and secondary sources. It is believed to be correct at the time of publication, but cannot be guaranteed. As such Platform Executive can accept no liability whatever for actions taken based on any information that may subsequently prove to be incorrect.


Premium members: To request a priority update to this report, please contact us. Our standard turnaround time is normally 48 hours.

The changelog for this report can be found below, complete with the next scheduled update:

v1.1: Initial load of report
Date: 1st March 2023

Key Financials added (BETA)
Date: 17th March 2023

Next scheduled update: 23rd May 2023

Industry Keywords