Repsol Oil & Gas Canada (NYSE: TLM) and Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) are both energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Repsol Oil & Gas Canada and Pioneer Natural Resources’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Repsol Oil & Gas Canada -3,613.64% -79.54% -35.34%
Pioneer Natural Resources 3.10% 1.79% 1.15%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.9% of Pioneer Natural Resources shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Pioneer Natural Resources shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Repsol Oil & Gas Canada and Pioneer Natural Resources, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Repsol Oil & Gas Canada 1 0 0 0 1.00
Pioneer Natural Resources 0 3 19 0 2.86

Pioneer Natural Resources has a consensus price target of $211.05, suggesting a potential upside of 60.34%. Given Pioneer Natural Resources’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Pioneer Natural Resources is more favorable than Repsol Oil & Gas Canada.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Repsol Oil & Gas Canada and Pioneer Natural Resources’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Repsol Oil & Gas Canada N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pioneer Natural Resources $4.89 billion 4.58 $1.79 billion $0.98 134.32

Pioneer Natural Resources has higher revenue and earnings than Repsol Oil & Gas Canada.

Dividends

Pioneer Natural Resources pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Repsol Oil & Gas Canada does not pay a dividend. Pioneer Natural Resources pays out 8.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Pioneer Natural Resources beats Repsol Oil & Gas Canada on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Repsol Oil & Gas Canada

Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc., formerly Talisman Energy Inc., is an upstream oil and gas company. The Company is engaged in the business of exploration, development, production and marketing of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. The Company’s activities are conducted in four geographic segments: North America, the North Sea, Southeast Asia and Other. The North America segment includes operations and exploration in Canada and the United States. The Southeast Asia segment includes operations and exploration activities in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea and in Australia/Timor-Leste. The North Sea segment includes operations and exploration activities in the United Kingdom. The Company also has operations and exploration activities in Colombia, and exploration activities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, including over two blocks, Kurdamir and Topkhana. In Norway, it primarily operates the Blane, Gyda, Rev, Yme and Varg fields.

About Pioneer Natural Resources

Pioneer Natural Resources Company is an oil and gas exploration and production company. The Company explores for, develops and produces oil, natural gas liquids (NGLs) and gas within the United States, with operations primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas, the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas, the Raton field in southeast Colorado and the West Panhandle field in the Texas Panhandle. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned interests in eight gas processing plants and nine treating facilities. As of December 31, 2016, its Spraberry/Wolfcamp field covered approximately 800,000 gross acres (690,000 net acres). The Company completed 12 Eagle Ford Shale wells during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned approximately 185,000 gross acres (165,000 net acres) in the center of the Raton Basin. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s gas had an average energy content of 1,400 British thermal unit (Btu).

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