Harvest Natural Resources (NYSE: HNR) is one of 221 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Harvest Natural Resources to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

53.9% of Harvest Natural Resources shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.1% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 27.2% of Harvest Natural Resources shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 13.1% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Harvest Natural Resources and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Harvest Natural Resources N/A -25.98% -17.70%
Harvest Natural Resources Competitors -307.77% 28.47% 5.97%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Harvest Natural Resources and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Harvest Natural Resources 0 0 0 0 N/A
Harvest Natural Resources Competitors 1585 7627 12322 270 2.52

As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 14.13%. Given Harvest Natural Resources’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Harvest Natural Resources has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Harvest Natural Resources and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Harvest Natural Resources N/A N/A -4.33
Harvest Natural Resources Competitors $1.86 billion -$438.87 million -10.08

Harvest Natural Resources’ peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Harvest Natural Resources. Harvest Natural Resources is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Harvest Natural Resources peers beat Harvest Natural Resources on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Harvest Natural Resources Company Profile

Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (Harvest) is in the process of dissolution and winding up. The Company was previously a petroleum exploration and production company. The Company was engaged in acquiring exploration, development and producing properties in geological basins active hydrocarbon systems.

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