Contrasting Paramount Resources (PRMRF) & Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGSVY)

Paramount Resources (OTCMKTS: PRMRF) and Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (OTCMKTS:PGSVY) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

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This table compares Paramount Resources and Petroleum Geo-Services ASA’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Paramount Resources 37.59% -1.09% -0.71%
Petroleum Geo-Services ASA -64.03% -30.44% -13.58%

Risk & Volatility

Paramount Resources has a beta of 2.49, suggesting that its stock price is 149% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Petroleum Geo-Services ASA has a beta of 1.65, suggesting that its stock price is 65% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Paramount Resources and Petroleum Geo-Services ASA, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Paramount Resources 0 0 1 0 3.00
Petroleum Geo-Services ASA 0 0 1 0 3.00

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.6% of Paramount Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Petroleum Geo-Services ASA shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Paramount Resources and Petroleum Geo-Services ASA’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Paramount Resources $378.91 million 4.01 $141.41 million N/A N/A
Petroleum Geo-Services ASA $764.30 million 1.31 -$293.90 million ($0.23) -12.83

Paramount Resources has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Petroleum Geo-Services ASA.

Summary

Paramount Resources beats Petroleum Geo-Services ASA on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Paramount Resources

Paramount Resources Ltd. is an energy company. The Company explores and develops unconventional and conventional petroleum and natural gas prospects, including long-term unconventional exploration and pre-development projects, and holds a portfolio of investments in other entities. The Company’s segments include Principal Properties, Strategic Investments and Corporate. The Principal Properties segment includes the Company’s Corporate Operating Units (COUs), which are involved in the exploration, development, production and marketing of natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil. The Strategic investments include investments in other entities; investments in exploration and development stage assets, including oil sands and carbonate bitumen interests, and prospective shale gas acreage in the Liard and Horn River Basin, and drilling rigs owned by its subsidiary, Fox Drilling Limited Partnership (Fox Drilling). Fox Drilling owns seven triple-sized rigs.

About Petroleum Geo-Services ASA

Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) is a marine geophysical company. The Company provides a range of seismic and reservoir services, including acquisition, imaging, interpretation and field evaluation. Its segments are Marine Contract and MultiClient. The service lines within the Marine segment include Marine Contract, MultiClient pre-funding, MultiClient late sales, Imaging and Other. The Company’s business areas include Marine Contract, MultiClient, Operations, and Imaging and Engineering (I&E). Marine Contract delivers exclusive seismic surveys to oil and gas exploration and production companies. MultiClient initiates and manages projects and customer relationships pertaining to seismic data licensed from its data library of seismic surveys. Operations supports both Marine Contract and MultiClient with seismic vessels capacity, related equipment and crew. I&E images seismic data acquired for PGS’ MultiClient library and as a contract service to external customers.

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