Head-To-Head Review: PrimeEnergy Resources (PNRG) & Its Peers

PrimeEnergy Resources (NASDAQ:PNRGGet Rating) is one of 277 publicly-traded companies in the “Crude petroleum & natural gas” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare PrimeEnergy Resources to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, dividends and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for PrimeEnergy Resources and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PrimeEnergy Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
PrimeEnergy Resources Competitors 1632 9407 14829 426 2.53

As a group, “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies have a potential upside of 23.38%. Given PrimeEnergy Resources’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe PrimeEnergy Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

4.8% of PrimeEnergy Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.1% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by institutional investors. 55.5% of PrimeEnergy Resources shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 9.4% of shares of all “Crude petroleum & natural gas” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PrimeEnergy Resources and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PrimeEnergy Resources $79.61 million $2.10 million 5.07
PrimeEnergy Resources Competitors $9.54 billion $713.74 million 4.56

PrimeEnergy Resources’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than PrimeEnergy Resources. PrimeEnergy Resources is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

PrimeEnergy Resources has a beta of 0.74, indicating that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PrimeEnergy Resources’ rivals have a beta of -12.25, indicating that their average stock price is 1,325% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares PrimeEnergy Resources and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PrimeEnergy Resources 31.77% 27.52% 15.07%
PrimeEnergy Resources Competitors -1.22% 148.86% 11.91%

About PrimeEnergy Resources

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PrimeEnergy Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, through its subsidiaries, engages in acquiring, developing, and producing oil and natural gas properties in the United States. It also acquires producing oil and gas properties through joint ventures with industry partners; and provides contract services to third parties, including well-servicing support operations, site-preparation, and construction services for oil and gas drilling and reworking operations. The company operates approximately 710 active wells and owns non-operating interests in approximately 822 additional wells primarily in Oklahoma and Texas. The company was formerly known as PrimeEnergy Corporation and changed its name to PrimeEnergy Resources Corporation in December 2018. The company was incorporated in 1973 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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