Pengrowth Energy Corporation (NYSE: PGH) is one of 256 public companies in the “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Pengrowth Energy Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Pengrowth Energy Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pengrowth Energy Corporation 6 2 0 0 1.25
Pengrowth Energy Corporation Competitors 1458 7572 12250 259 2.53

Pengrowth Energy Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $1.99, suggesting a potential upside of 76.11%. As a group, “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies have a potential upside of 31.34%. Given Pengrowth Energy Corporation’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Pengrowth Energy Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Pengrowth Energy Corporation and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Pengrowth Energy Corporation $427.50 million -$221.80 million -1.71
Pengrowth Energy Corporation Competitors $1.89 billion -$443.16 million 129.67

Pengrowth Energy Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Pengrowth Energy Corporation. Pengrowth Energy Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Pengrowth Energy Corporation has a beta of 2.48, indicating that its stock price is 148% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pengrowth Energy Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.33, indicating that their average stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Pengrowth Energy Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pengrowth Energy Corporation -76.93% -22.19% -8.39%
Pengrowth Energy Corporation Competitors -427.54% -1.10% 2.10%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

16.6% of Pengrowth Energy Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.0% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by institutional investors. 12.1% of shares of all “Oil & Gas Exploration and Production” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Pengrowth Energy Corporation rivals beat Pengrowth Energy Corporation on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

Pengrowth Energy Corporation Company Profile

Pengrowth Energy Corporation is engaged in the development, production and acquisition of, and the exploration for, oil and natural gas reserves in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. The Lindbergh thermal property is located approximately 420 kilometers north east of Calgary, Alberta and 50 kilometers south of Bonnyville, Alberta. Its Greater Olds/Garrington area is located approximately 100 kilometers north of Calgary, Alberta. It has varied Working Interests within the Swan Hills area in all of the properties throughout this regional Beaverhill Lake resource base. These are both operated and non-operated, unit and non-unit properties in Judy Creek, Carson Creek, House Mountain, Deer Mountain, Swan Hills, South Swan Hills and Freeman. The properties are located approximately 200 kilometers northwest of Edmonton, Alberta. Its Groundbirch property is located approximately 40 kilometers south west of Fort St. John, British Columbia.

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